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collude

verb abet, calculate, combine, conceive, connive, conspire, contrive, cooperate, design, engineer, foment, frame, incite, intrigue, involve, maneuver, plan, plot, prearrange, predetermine, scheme
Associated concepts: collusion between husband and wife, collusion to circumvent the law, collusive action, fraudulent conveyances
See also: act in concert, combine, connive, conspire, contrive, cooperate, involve, maneuver, participate, plan, plot, scheme
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The FTCs complaint alleges that on two occasions when Fortiline was competing with Manufacturer A, Fortiline communicated an invitation to collude on DIP pricing.
Commissioner Azcuenaga, in dissent, argued that the evidence of an alleged invitation to collude was ambiguous at best and such conversations between lawyers promote efficient legal settlement.
When k firms collude, they behave as a single firm.
At once exploiting and denying the tape's usefulness in creating hard edges, he generates painterly textures, atmospheres, and structures that alternately collude and compete with those borders.
An unholy alliance of selfish politicians, religious zealots, dictators, career bureaucrats, criminals, corporate fat cats, the arms industry, multi-nationals, and the financial institutions compete, conspire and collude with little or no empathy for those who suffer.
An understanding between both parties has allowed them to collude on cobbling together screwy districts that have very little in common except the right balance of votes to keep the seats safe for whatever party now holds them.
But as a journalist, I'm tired of being expected to collude in their deception.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently has issued three consent decrees(1) alleging invitations to engage in price-fixing, or "invitations to collude," by companies to their competitors.
In an era when one of the nation's oldest corporate names has begun to collude with the government in an illegal domestic spying program, patriots must seek out every possible avenue for defending the Constitution and our privacy," said Barry Steinhardt, Director of the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Project.
If instead companies choose to collude, at the expense of both customers and end consumers, they should expect sanctions".
Andy Clifton, the Tote's public relations director, said: "From our point of view, the bet is not designed for people to collude when they have a chance of winning the bonus.
We expect the Association of British Drivers to claim they are against motorists breaking the law while providing a toolkit for them to get off driving offences, it is another thing for The Post to effectively collude with them.