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English verb: machinate

1. machinate (creation) arrange by systematic planning and united effort

SamplesMachinate a plot.
Organize a strike.
Devise a plan to take over the director's office.

Synonymsdevise, get up, organise, organize, prepare

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer

Narrower (hyponym)embattle, lay, mount, put on, sandwich, set up, spatchcock

2. machinate (cognition) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

SamplesThey conspired to overthrow the government.

Synonymscabal, complot, conjure, conspire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)plot

Narrower (hyponym)coconspire

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