con-, 强调。-niv, 眨眼，词源同nictitate. 比喻睁一只眼闭一只眼，纵容。
- connive (v.)
- c. 1600, from Latin connivere, also conivere "to wink," hence, "to wink at (a crime), be secretly privy," from com- "together" (see com-) + base akin to nictare "to wink," from PIE root *kneigwh- (see nictitate). Related: Connived; conniving.
- 1. To buy things cheaply from a poor country is to connive in its poverty.
- 2. She was obliged to connive at her husband's infidelity.
- 3. The prisoners paid the guards to connive at their escape.
- 4. The student tried to connive with her friend to cheat in the examination.
- 5. Not to protest is to connive at the destruction of the environment.
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