Synonyms of connive in English:


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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


condemn, punish

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