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CON
/kän/
informal
verb
verb: con; 3rd person present: cons; past tense: conned; past participle: conned; gerund or present participle: conning
persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception.
“I conned him into giving me your home number”
synonyms:
swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, rook, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed; More
fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along;
embezzle;
informaldo, sting, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, swizz, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone’s eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle, gazump;
informalstiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle;
archaiccozen, sharp;
raremulct
“she was jailed for conning her aunt out of £500,000”

noun
noun: con; plural noun: cons
an instance of deceiving or tricking someone.
“a con artist”
synonyms:
swindle, deception, trick, racket, bit of sharp practice, fraud.

The American people are the victims.

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