Connive



[kuh-nahyv] /kəˈnaɪv/

verb (used without object), connived, conniving.
1.
to cooperate secretly; conspire (often followed by with):
They connived to take over the business.
2.
to avoid noticing something that one is expected to oppose or condemn; give aid to wrongdoing by forbearing to act or speak (usually followed by at):
The policeman connived at traffic violations.
3.
to be indulgent toward something others oppose or criticize (usually followed by at):
to connive at childlike exaggerations.
/kəˈnaɪv/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to plot together, esp secretly; conspire
2.
(foll by at) (law) to give assent or encouragement (to the commission of a wrong)
v.

c.1600, from Latin connivere, also conivere “to wink,” hence, “to wink at (a crime), be secretly privy,” from com- “together” (see com-) + base akin to nictare “to wink,” from PIE root *kneigwh- (see nictitate). Related: Connived; conniving.

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