Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb machinate

2 senses of machinate

Sense 1
organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate -- (arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 2
conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate -- (engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government")
       => plot -- (plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government")

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