1. connive, assent, accede, acquiesce

usage: encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

2. scheme, intrigue, connive, plot

usage: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner


1. collusive, conniving, covert (vs. overt)

usage: acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end

2. calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd, hard (vs. soft)

usage: used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

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