1. [ verb ] arrange by systematic planning and united effort
Synonyms: prepare organize devise organise get_up

"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

Related terms: initiate lay set_up spatchcock mount sandwich organization constitution organization intrigue
2. [ verb ] engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
Synonyms: conspire conjure complot cabal

"They conspired to overthrow the government"

Related terms: plot coconspire conspiracy intrigue conspirator
Similar spelling:   machinator