Definition of conspirator in English:



  • A person who takes part in a conspiracy.

    • ‘The conspirators believed they could seize her, and boldly imagined they could then use her to swing the country to them.’
    • ‘Some government investigators believe other conspirators may be on the loose.’
    • ‘Most of the conspirators were in this country before he took the oath of office.’
    • ‘This assassination had almost as many motives as it had conspirators.’
    • ‘Mary and her conspirators openly discussed their plans in these encrypted letters, as they believed no one else would be able to read them.’
    • ‘The novel, meanwhile, posits God as the ultimate conspirator, less a deity than a puppetmaster whose intentions are never clear.’
    • ‘Among them were the conspirators of the genocide, officers who, for three years, had been plotting the slaughter.’
    • ‘To others, his actions could have seemed those of a deadly rival, a traitor, a conspirator.’
    • ‘The jury watched a video showing some of the alleged conspirators in animated discussion.’
    • ‘The two, depicted by the media as shady political conspirators, said they felt out of their depth.’
    • ‘I felt like we were conspirators, and that, I think, was a great source of his charm.’
    • ‘That merely sparked off their investigation, the aim of which was to discover the future plans of the conspirators.’
    • ‘Chapter Three brings us the conspirators, or some of the conspirators, four men waiting in a car on the road to San Cristóbal.’
    • ‘He is pressing for the five to be considered as unwitting accomplices to espionage, rather than conspirators.’
    • ‘Telephone records showed she was in contact with alleged conspirators.’
    • ‘In fact, to the conspiracy theorist, the best proof of the ultimate conspiracy would be no evidence at all: for who, but the master conspirator, would be able to control the world without leaving any trace?’
    • ‘She and her fellow conspirators had scored a number of hits on my umbrella.’
    • ‘Once in Germany, he and the other conspirators visited chemists as they gathered chemicals to build the bomb.’
    • ‘He spent much of his career as a political conspirator, actively working to overthrow the government of Charles II of England.’
    • ‘The conspirators gradually become enmeshed by their own plot and are dismayed to find they are as susceptible as their victims.’
    conspirer, plotter, schemer, intriguer, colluder, collaborator, conniver, machinator, confederate, cabalist
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Late Middle English: from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspirator, from conspirat- agreed, plotted from the verb conspirare (see conspire).