con·spire /kənˈspajɚ/ verb con·spires; con·spired; con·spir·ing
] 1 :
to secretly plan with someone to do something that is harmful or illegal — often followed by to + verb ▪ They were accused of conspiring to overthrow the government. ▪ She conspired with him to smuggle the paintings out of the country.
— often + against ▪ He thought that they were conspiring against him.
to happen in a way that produces bad or unpleasant results — often followed by to + verb ▪ My illness and the bad weather conspired to ruin my vacation. ▪ Several things conspired to force them to change the policy.
— often + against ▪ The organizer of the festival thinks the weather has conspired against him.