connive connive  /kə ˈnaɪv/


  1. (v) encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
  2. (v) form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner



  1. His girlfriend Beth is there for him, but for the rest of the band, their grief takes on a violent edge as they begin to connive to avenge Donnie's death.
  2. Jews do not come off well in the Koran they connive and scheme and reject the message of the Prophet Muhammad but they are shown to be, above all else, defeated.
  3. This is something of a forced marriage, the aesthetic analogue of the calculated matches that the young lovebirds in a commedia dellarte scenario would connive to thwart.


  • The Housing Market is Murder in The Tribute Artist and The Mystery of Pearl Street

    What we did for love? Try what we do for real estate. We wheel, we deal, we bribe, we connive, we play straight, we play gay, and we count ourselves lucky to live here at all. The housing market is murder, a figurative complaint that veers toward the literal in two new shows: Charles Busch...
    on February 12, 2014     Source: The Village Voice


  1. "The activities of the Latvian and Estonian authorities openly connive at the glorification of Nazis and their accomplices. But these facts remain unnoticed by the European Union," Putin said.
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Reuters

  2. "As far as ownership goes and general manager, I think there are a lot of players that are capable of doing that job," Jackson said. "You just have to be able to connive a little bit and be able to manipulate agents and I think those are...
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: ESPN

  3. "To make the West connive at the outcome of the March 2 election, we shall recognize Kosovo and betray the Serbs, our last allies," believes Zhirinovsky.
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Vladimir Zhirinovsky Source: Regnum

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