Definition of conspirator in US English:

conspirator

noun

  • A person who takes part in a conspiracy.

    • ‘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 conspirators believed they could seize her, and boldly imagined they could then use her to swing the country to them.’
    • ‘That merely sparked off their investigation, the aim of which was to discover the future plans of the conspirators.’
    • ‘The jury watched a video showing some of the alleged conspirators in animated discussion.’
    • ‘Chapter Three brings us the conspirators, or some of the conspirators, four men waiting in a car on the road to San Cristóbal.’
    • ‘I felt like we were conspirators, and that, I think, was a great source of his charm.’
    • ‘To others, his actions could have seemed those of a deadly rival, a traitor, a conspirator.’
    • ‘Once in Germany, he and the other conspirators visited chemists as they gathered chemicals to build the bomb.’
    • ‘The two, depicted by the media as shady political conspirators, said they felt out of their depth.’
    • ‘He is pressing for the five to be considered as unwitting accomplices to espionage, rather than conspirators.’
    • ‘The novel, meanwhile, posits God as the ultimate conspirator, less a deity than a puppetmaster whose intentions are never clear.’
    • ‘She and her fellow conspirators had scored a number of hits on my umbrella.’
    • ‘Telephone records showed she was in contact with alleged conspirators.’
    • ‘This assassination had almost as many motives as it had conspirators.’
    • ‘He spent much of his career as a political conspirator, actively working to overthrow the government of Charles II of England.’
    • ‘Among them were the conspirators of the genocide, officers who, for three years, had been plotting the slaughter.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Some government investigators believe other conspirators may be on the loose.’
    • ‘The conspirators gradually become enmeshed by their own plot and are dismayed to find they are as susceptible as their victims.’
    • ‘Most of the conspirators were in this country before he took the oath of office.’
    conspirer, plotter, schemer, intriguer, colluder, collaborator, conniver, machinator, confederate, cabalist
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspirator, from conspirat- ‘agreed, plotted’, from the verb conspirare (see conspire).

Pronunciation

conspirator

/kənˈspirədər//kənˈspɪrədər/