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

Derived forms: conned, cons

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

Antonym: pro

Encyclopedia: Con