HyperDic: cabal

English > 3 senses of the word cabal:
NOUNgroupcabal, faction, junto, camarillaa clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
cognitioncabal, conspiracya plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
VERBcognitioncabal, conspire, complot, conjure, machinateengage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
cabal > pronunciation
Soundskahbaa'l
Rhymesaerosol ... Wiesenthal: 31 rhymes with aal...
English > cabal: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue.
Synonymsfaction, junto, camarilla
MemberscabalistA member of a cabal
Broaderclique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Spanishcábala, camarilla, facción, junto
Catalancamarilla, facció
English > cabal: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot).
Synonymconspiracy
Categorypolitics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
NarrowerGunpowder PlotA conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England
Broaderplot, secret plan, gameA secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
Spanishconspiración
Catalanconspiració
Verbscabalengage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
English > cabal: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningEngage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsconspire, complot, conjure, machinate
Narrowercoconspireconspire together
Broaderplotplan secretly, usually something illegal
Spanishconspirar, tramar
Catalanconspirar
Nounscabala plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

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