Collude vs Conspire - What's the difference?

collude | conspire |


As verbs the difference between collude and conspire

is that collude is to act in concert with; to conspire while conspire is to secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal.

collude

English

Verb

(collud)
  • to act in concert with; to conspire
  • Synonyms

    * to be in cahoots * conspire * plot * scheme

    conspire

    English

    Verb

    (conspir)
  • To secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal.
  • * Bible, Genesis xxxvii. 18
  • They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him.
  • To agree, to concur to one end.
  • * Roscommon
  • The press, the pulpit, and the stage / Conspire to censure and expose our age.
  • * 1744 , , act 3, scene 5
  • I feel my vanquish'd heart conspire
    To crown a flame by Heav'n approv'd.
  • To try to bring about.
  • * Bishop Hall
  • Angry clouds conspire your overthrow.

    Synonyms

    * (secretly plot) collogue