Connive vs Collide - What's the difference?

connive | collide |

As verbs the difference between connive and collide

is that connive is to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude while collide is to impact directly, especially if violent.




  • to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
  • to plot or scheme
  • to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore a fault deliberately
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • to connive at what it does not approve
  • * Burke
  • In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
  • * Macaulay
  • The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
  • (archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
  • * Spectator
  • The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.
  • to be a wench
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  • To impact directly, especially if violent
  • When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
  • * Tyndall
  • Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
  • * Carlyle
  • No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 2 , author= Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Belgium , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
  • To come into conflict, or be incompatible
  • China collided with the modern world.


    * clash