As an adjective acquiescent
is willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance.
As a verb connive is
to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude.
willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance
resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.
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
- In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
(archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
- The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
to be a wench
- The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.