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connive at (something)

To plot or conspire about something. What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be conniving at something!
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connive at (something) with (one)

To plot or conspire with one about something. What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be conniving at something with each other! It turns out the company had connived at a major tax-evasion plan with other corporations from around the world.
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connive with (one)

To plot or conspire with one (about something). What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be conniving with each other! I bet the CEO connived with the head of HR to have Tom removed.
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connive at something (with someone)

 and connive (at something) with someone
to scheme at something (with someone); to plot something (with someone). Are you conniving at something with Ronald? Are you and Ronald conniving with Tom at something I should know about? Stop conniving with people!
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Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Nov 5 ( ANI ): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday asserted that evidence has surfaced pointing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the state connived to create trouble in Sabarimala.
Evidence has surfaced that BJP leaders in the state connived to create trouble in Sabarimala."
'In the next administrations, all those (justices) who connived with the House to the ouster could also be impeached...
Mr Major had set up the inquiry in 1992 after the collapse of the Matrix Churchill trial, amid allegations that ministers had connived in illegal arms sales to Iraq and been prepared to see innocent businessmen go to jail.
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According to Oba Olanipekun, 'the accusation by one worshipper of Osun, Layiwola Adigun that I connived with a votary maid to sell Osun Osogbo deity for N15million was false It is laughable and baseless.
The members of the two agencies connived. But not the entire agency.
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He also claimed that McGraw "has connived with the local press".
The principals were alleged to have connived with students to cheat at a public examination held in the state recently.
A closed-circuit TV footage showed how two women and three men apparently connived to take the victim's shoulder bag and fled.
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A woman seeking to end her four-year-old marriage has claimed that her husband connived with an Islamic cleric to have s3x with her for money ritual purposes.
But he cleared Ogura's husband Yoshikazu Ogura, citing 'there was no allegation to the effect that he either participated or got involved or connived with the other respondents in the perpetration and commission of the crime of murder.'