Machinate



[mak-uh-neyt] /ˈmæk əˌneɪt/

verb (used with or without object), machinated, machinating.
1.
to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose:
to machinate the overthrow of the government.
/ˈmækɪˌneɪt; ˈmæʃ-/
verb
1.
(usually transitive) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
v.

“lay plots, intrigue,” c.1600, a back-formation from machination, or else from Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari (see machination). Related: Machinated; machinating; machinator.

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