US: /kənˈspɪɹəsi/
UK: /kənspˈɪɹəsi/

English Vietnamese dictionary

conspiracy /kən'spirəsi/
  • danh từ
    • âm mưu
      • to be in the conspiracy: tham gia cuộc âm mưu
    • conspiracy of silence
      • sự thông đồng, ỉm đi, sự rủ nhau ỉm đi (không nói đến chuyện gì)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
[C, U] (plural conspiracies) ~ (to do sth)
~ (against sb/sth) a secret plan by a group of people to do sth harmful or illegal: a conspiracy to overthrow the government + conspiracies against the president + a conspiracy of silence (= an agreement not to talk publicly about sth which should not remain secret) + They were charged with conspiracy to murder. + a conspiracy theory (= the belief that a secret conspiracy is responsible for a particular event)

Thesaurus dictionary

plot, scheme, stratagem, intrigue, collusion, cabal, connivance, foul play, dirty work:
He suspected them of a conspiracy to defraud their clients.

Collocation dictionary


criminal, political
charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption
| alleged | international, worldwide


be involved in, be part of
I suspected that he was involved in the conspiracy. This action was part of a conspiracy to deceive the public.
| organize
Who organized the conspiracy against the president?
| uncover
Party officials have uncovered a conspiracy to discredit the prime minister.


~ against
a conspiracy against the king
| ~ between
a conspiracy between the police and the right-wing parties


a conspiracy of silence
There is a conspiracy of silence about the killer (= nobody will say what they know).

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be guilty of, commit ~
Two key witnesses at her trial committed perjury.

accuse sb of, charge sb with ~
He has been accused of her murder.

convict sb of, find sb guilty of ~
She was found guilty of high treason.

acquit sb of ~
The engineer responsible for the collapse of the bridge was acquitted of manslaughter.

admit, confess to, deny ~
All three men have denied assault. She admitted 33 assault charges.

plead guilty/not guilty to ~
He pleaded guilty to a charge of gross indecency.

investigate (sb for) ~
She is being investigated for suspected bribery.

be suspected for/of ~
He was the least likely to be suspected of her murder.

be/come under investigation for ~
She was the second minister to come under investigation for corruption.

be wanted for ~ be wanted on charges of ~
He was wanted on charges of espionage.

a case, crime, murder, robbery, theftThe police and the public must work together to solve the murder.

arrest sb for ~
Jean was arrested for arson.

be tried for, stand trial for ~
to stand trial for extortion

~ case/trial
The nurse's murder trial continues.

~ charge
The police agreed to drop the conspiracy charges against him.

a charge/count of ~
The jury convicted her on two counts of theft.

Concise English dictionary

+a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
+a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
+a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose