Synonyms of collude
conspireDictionary • Several local officials are in jail on charges of colluding with the Mafia.
conspire • I had a persecution complex and thought people were conspiring against me.
scheme • Everyone's always scheming and plotting.
plot • They are awaiting trial for plotting against the state.
intrigue • The main characters spend their time intriguing for control.
collaborate • He was accused of having collaborated with the secret police.
contrive • The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
connive • Senior politicians connived to ensure that he was not released.
be in cahoots (informal)
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collaborateIf someone collaborates with an enemy that is occupying their country during a war, they help them.
• He was accused of having collaborated with the secret police.
conniveIf one person connives with another to do something, they secretly try to achieve something which will benefit both of them.
• Senior politicians connived to ensure that he was not released.
conspireIf two or more people or groups conspire to do something illegal or harmful, they make a secret agreement to do it.
• I had a persecution complex and thought people were conspiring against me.
Thesaurus for collude from the Collins English Thesaurus