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

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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 — 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 — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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