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conspire against (something or someone)

To join together in force or combine in such a way as to foil or defeat someone or something. The wind and rain conspired against our plans for an outdoor barbecue. His two younger brothers conspired against him to have him removed from the head of the company.
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conspire with (one)

To plot or scheme with one. What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be conspiring with each other! The president of the company conspired with his assistant to conceal all evidence of his crime.
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conspire with someone (against someone or something)

 and conspire (with someone) against someone or something
to join with someone in a plot against someone or something else. The CEO conspired with the board of directors against the stockholders. Ed conspired with Sam against the plan.
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Conspire securely analyzes a user's To, From, Cc, Bcc and Date email headers--equivalent to the outside of the envelope--to determine how well a user knows each of their contacts and how well those contacts, in turn, know their own contacts.
We built Conspire because other professional networks treat every connection exactly the same, whether it's a connection with a close colleague or someone you don't even remember," said Alex Devkar, co-founder and CEO of Conspire.
With this understanding, Conspire gives users intelligent access to their actual professional network to create more meaningful connections.
What's so powerful about Conspire is that it becomes more valuable as more users adopt the service and extend the reach of the network.
section] 846, provides that it is a violation to conspire to commit any of the crimes under Title 21, the U.
His solicitor Cornelius McCarthy told the court: "He denies totally that he conspired with anyone and says there is no evidence that he did conspire with anyone.
So the Insiders, who conspire for a world without freedom, must obscure their global ambitions.
The victim, an Armenian immigrant who came to the United States last year seeking political asylum, was reportedly forced to conspire with the five in a scheme to cash false checks for an unknown amount of money.
They could conspire within a prison,'' said Detective Leslie Zoeller of the Beverly Hills Police Department.
In Office (NYC), 2004, a model posing as an office worker seemingly caught unaware as she squats to retrieve a document conspires with Kern to reappropriate the pornographic situation, coolly reproducing it in an image that is closer to the sensibility of Pierre Klossowski than the snapshot neo-realism of wild-boy lifestyle photography.