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con

noun (1)

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(Entry 1 of 4)

a person convicted as a criminal and serving a prison sentence
  • a program to help ex-cons find employment

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con

noun (2)

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an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value
  • the explanation was so plausible that I never suspected it was all a con to make off with my car

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con

verb (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of con (Entry 3 of 4)

1 to commit to memory
  • usually candidates con their entire campaign speech, right down to the jokes they supposedly ad-lib

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2 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition)
  • seemed to be conning his face for any sign of uncertainty

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  • glance (at or over)

con

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of con (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • a fly-by-night operator who had conned hundreds of would-be homeowners out of their hard-earned money

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2 to cause to believe what is untrue
  • tried to con me into thinking that he had actually won the lottery

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The first known use of con was in the 13th century

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“Con.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/con. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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