con

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1con

verb \ˈkän\
connedcon·ning

Definition of CON

transitive verb
1
:  to commit to memory
2
:  to study or examine closely

Origin of CON

Middle English connen to know, learn, study, alteration of cunnen to know, infinitive of can — more at can
First Known Use: 13th century

2con

Definition of CON

variant of conn

3con

adverb

: against something

Full Definition of CON

:  on the negative side :  in opposition <so much has been written pro and con>

Origin of CON

Middle English, short for contra
First Known Use: 15th century

4con

noun

Definition of CON

1
:  an argument or evidence in opposition
2
:  the negative position or one holding it <an appraisal of the pros and cons>

First Known Use of CON

1589

5con

adjective

Definition of CON

:  confidence <a con artist> <a con game>

Origin of CON

by shortening
First Known Use: 1889

6con

verb
connedcon·ning

Definition of CON

transitive verb
1
:  swindle <accused of conning retirees out of their savings>
2
:  manipulate 2b

First Known Use of CON

1896

7con

noun

Definition of CON

:  something (as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence; also :  a confidence game :  swindle

First Known Use of CON

1901

8con

noun

Definition of CON

:  convict

Origin of CON

by shortening
First Known Use: 1893

9con

noun

Definition of CON

slang
:  a destructive disease of the lungs; especially :  tuberculosis

Origin of CON

short for consumption
First Known Use: 1915

10con

abbreviation

Definition of CON

1
[Latin conjunx] consort
2
consolidated
3
consul
4
continued

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