col|lude [kəˈlu:d] v
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: colludere, from com- ( COM-) + ludere [i]'to play']
to work with someone secretly, especially in order to do something dishonest or illegal
collude with
Several customs officials have been accused of colluding with drug traffickers.
collude in
She knew about the plan, and colluded in it.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • collude — col·lude /kə lüd/ vi col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing: to agree or cooperate secretly for a fraudulent or otherwise illegal purpose Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. collude …   Law dictionary

  • collude — UK US /kəˈluːd/ verb [I] ► LAW to do something secret or illegal with another person, company, etc. in order to deceive people: collude with sb »He is accusing the administration of colluding with industry to stall the state s strict vehicle… …   Financial and business terms

  • Collude — Col*lude , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Colluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Colluding}.] [L. colludere, lusum; col + ludere to play. See {Ludicrous}.] To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other s hands; to conspire; to act in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collude — 1520s, from L. colludere act collusively, lit. to play with (see COLLUSION (Cf. collusion)). Related: Colluded; colluding …   Etymology dictionary

  • collude — collude, collusion Both words involve a notion of fraud or dishonesty. It is correct to speak of dealers colluding, or acting in collusion, in insider dealing on the stock exchange; but it would not be correct to refer to authors colluding to… …   Modern English usage

  • collude — ► VERB ▪ come to a secret understanding; conspire. ORIGIN Latin colludere have a secret agreement , from ludere to play …   English terms dictionary

  • collude — [kə lo͞od′] vi. colluded, colluding [L colludere < com , with + ludere, to play: see LUDICROUS] to act in collusion or conspire, esp. for a fraudulent purpose …   English World dictionary

  • collude — v. 1) (D; intr.) to collude with 2) (E) to collude with smb. to do smt. * * * [kə luːd] (D; intr.) to collude with (E) to collude with smb. to do smt …   Combinatory dictionary

  • collude — UK [kəˈluːd] / US [kəˈlud] verb [intransitive] Word forms collude : present tense I/you/we/they collude he/she/it colludes present participle colluding past tense colluded past participle colluded formal to work secretly with someone to do… …   English dictionary

  • collude — [[t]kəlu͟ːd[/t]] colludes, colluding, colluded V RECIP (disapproval) If one person colludes with another, they co operate with them secretly or illegally. [V with n] Several local officials are in jail on charges of colluding with the Mafia... [V …   English dictionary

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