flaming_tyger (flaming_tyger) wrote in 1word1day,

connive- verb
1. to cooperate secretly; conspire (often fol. 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 fol. by at): The policeman connived at traffic violations.
3. to be indulgent toward something others oppose or criticize (usually fol. by at): to connive at childlike exaggerations.


No one lost the irony of the CEO in trouble for embezzling calling his assistant conniving.
Tags: c, latin, verb

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