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Conspire, 1) intr. a) to plot, to hatch treason: “hath --d to kill us here,” H5 II, 2, 89. “that moved pale Cassius to c.” Ant. II, 6, 15. Followed by “with:” Mids. III, 2, 196. Wint. III, 2, 16. John I, 241. “thou, --d with that irregulous devil,” Cymb. IV, 2, 315. Followed by “against:” H5 II, 2, 167. Used of the machinations of a single person: “'gainst thyself thou stickest not to c.” Sonn. 10, 6. “to whisper and c. against my youth,” Gentl. I, 2, 43. “I would c. against destiny,” Troil. V, 1, 70. “thou dost c. against thy friend,” Oth. III, 3, 142. Rom. V, 3, 212.
b) to agree in general, to concur: “an they have --d together, I will not say you shall see a masque,” Merch. II, 5, 22. “the times c. with you,” John III, 4, 146. “what mutter you, or what c. you, lords?” H6C I, 1, 165.
2) trans. to plot: “that do c. my death,” R3 III, 4, 62. cf. H6C I, 1, 165.
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