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