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 for machinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Machinate \Mach"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Machinated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Machinating.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of
     machinari to devise, plot. See Machine.]
     To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose
     of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. "How long will
     you machinate!" --Sandys.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Machinate \Mach"i*nate\, v. t.
     To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  machinate
      v 1: arrange by systematic planning and united effort;
           "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to
           take over the director's office" [syn: organize,
           organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate]
      2: engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear
         together; "They conspired to overthrow the government" [syn:
         conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "machinate":
     angle, brew, cabal, cogitate, collude, complot, concoct, connive,
     conspire, contrive, cook up, countermine, counterplot, devise,
     engineer, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, gerrymander, hatch,
     hatch a plot, hatch up, intrigue, jockey, lay a plot, maneuver,
     manipulate, operate, play games, plot, pull strings, rig, scheme,
     wangle
  
  

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