|Origin:||conniver, from Latin connivere 'to close the eyes, connive'|
to not try to stop something wrong from happening
He would not be the first politician to connive at a shady business deal.
to work secretly with someone to achieve something, especially something wrong [= conspire]:
They connived with their mother to deceive me.
—connivance noun [uncountable]
We could not have escaped without the connivance of the guards.