Connive – Secretly allow (something, immoral, illegal or harmful)
To con their husbands, the wives (connive) conspired secretly to always have alibis when they met their lovers.
Another mnemonic to remember connive is:
The convict got the knives (connive) because she secretly smuggled them in.
Examples of connive in a sentence
The billionaire did not believe his greedy children would connive to murder him.
Because some of the gang members were tired of their leader, they met in secret to connive a plot to kill him.
To protect their businesses, the drug dealers are working together to connive a way to get rid of the police chief.