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English noun: cabal

1. cabal (group) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

Synonymscamarilla, faction, junto

Broader (hypernym)camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

Member holonymcabalist

2. cabal (cognition) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)


Broader (hypernym)game, plot, secret plan

Narrower (hyponym)Gunpowder Plot

Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

English verb: cabal

1. cabal (cognition) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

SamplesThey conspired to overthrow the government.

Synonymscomplot, conjure, conspire, machinate

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

Broader (hypernym)plot

Narrower (hyponym)coconspire

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