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1‘wardens connived at offences in return for bribes’
deliberately ignore, overlook, not take into consideration, disregard, pass over, gloss over, take no notice of, take no account of, make allowances for, turn a blind eye to, close one's eyes to, shut one's eyes to, wink at, blink at, excuse, pardon, forgive, condone, let someone off with, let go, let pass
look the other way
informal let something ride
2‘the government had connived with security forces in permitting murder’
conspire, collude, be in collusion, collaborate, intrigue, be hand in glove, plot, participate in a conspiracy, scheme
informal be in cahoots
rare machinate, cabal, complot
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