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Noun: con
  1. An argument opposed to a proposal
  2. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    - convict, inmate, yard bird, yardbird [N. Amer]
  3. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    - bunco [N. Amer], bunco game [N. Amer], bunko [N. Amer], bunko game [N. Amer], confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, sting, flimflam
Adverb: con
  1. In opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.
    "much was written pro and con"
Verb: con (conned,conning)
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He conned me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko
  2. Commit to memory; learn by heart
    - memorize, memorise [Brit], learn
  3. Conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
    - conn [US]

Derived forms: conned, cons

Type of: argument, captive, channelise [Brit], channelize, cheat, chisel, direct, fraud, guide, head, hit the books, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], point, prisoner, rig, rip off, statement, steer, study, swindle

Antonym: pro

Encyclopedia: Con