to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude(verb)
Examples of word connive
Not sure what you mean by 'connive' as we have not been in government when these decisions were taken.
She will connive and she will lie and she will wheedle her way in as far as she can wheedle, further than you can imagine, until — — oh, I don't know — — she has the password to your SL account.
As David Gardner, veteran Middle East correspondent for that communist rag the Financial Times: "If we continue to connive in the survival of tyranny, we abet the onward march of the jihadis for whom Western policy is their most consistently reliable ally."
Two of his daughters connive and flatter him, while his youngest, Cordelia, refuses to put her affection to such a test.
If we connive, it makes no difference whether the torture has been outsourced or perpetrated close to home in Birmingham.
I should have realized Belinda is too simple to deceive and connive.
Negligent parents leave their children with uncouth friends, relatives or even strangers, who in turn connive with witches to kill the children for money.