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Collude definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COLLUDE, v.i. To play into the hand of each other; to conspire in a fraud; to act in concert.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose; "The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall" [syn: conspire, collude]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (colluded; colluding) Etymology: Latin colludere, from com- + ludere to play, from ludus game more at ludicrous Date: 1525 conspire, plot <colluded to keep prices high>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. come to an understanding or conspire together, esp. for a fraudulent purpose. Derivatives: colluder n. Etymology: L colludere collus- (as COM-, ludere lus- play)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Collude Col*lude", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Colluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Colluding.] [L. colludere, -lusum; col- + ludere to play. See Ludicrous.] To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert. If they let things take their course, they will be represented as colluding with sedition. --Burke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(colludes, colluding, colluded) If one person colludes with another, they co-operate with them secretly or illegally. Several local officials are in jail on charges of colluding with the Mafia... My mother colluded in the myth of him as the swanky businessman... The store's 'no refunds' policy makes it harder for dishonest cashiers and customers to collude. V-RECIP: V with n, V in n/-ing, pl-n V [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Participate in fraud, conspire fraudulently, act in secret concert, connive, play into each other's hands.



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