Connive vs Consort - What's the difference?
As a verb connive
is to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude.
As a proper noun consort is
a village in alberta, canada.
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.
The spouse of a monarch.
A husband, wife, companion or partner.
- He single chose to live, and shunned to wed, / Well pleased to want a consort of his bed.
- The consort of the queen has passed from this troubled sphere.
A ship accompanying another.
(uncountable) Association or partnership.
- the snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his darker consort
A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument.
- Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different.
- In one consort there sat / Cruel revenge and rancorous despite, / Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate.
(obsolete) Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
- Lord, place me in thy consort .
- To make a sad consort , / Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.
* companion, escort
* (sense) association, partnership
* (group of musicians) band, group
To associate or keep company.
* 1961 , J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês'' of Plato," ''Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association , vol. 92, p. 457,
To be in agreement.
To associate or unite in company with.
- Being itself inferior and consorting with an inferior faculty it begets inferior offspring.
- Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee?
* (associate or keep company) hang out (slang)
* (be in agreement) agree, concur
* (associate or unite in company with) associate, hang out (slang)