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defrauds

verb
present tense third-person singular of defraud

Synonyms of defrauds

to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • senior citizens generally were too smart to fall for the fast-talking salesman's attempts to defraud them

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“Defrauds.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/de-frauds. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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