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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)


Synonymsconspiracy


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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