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machinate (verb), machinates; machinated; machinating
To use deceptive actions or methods which are used to get or to achieve something: James tried to machinate a large income by fooling people into believing that their investments in his company would bring them big profits.
To contrive or to plan a scheme to achieve an illegal objective.
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To contrive or to use deceptive methods or complicated schemes in order to accomplish an objective or to achieve a particular purpose. (1)