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Definition 1: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for con in the sense of this definition

(con is a kind of ...) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

"that book is a fraud"

(... is a kind of con ) a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)

Definition 2: an argument opposed to a proposal - [noun denoting communication]

(con is a kind of ...) a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"

Definition 3: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for con in the sense of this definition

(con is a kind of ...) a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

(... is a kind of con ) a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

(... is a kind of con ) a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges

Definition 4: commit to memory; learn by heart - [verb of cognition]

Samples where con or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?

Synonyms for con in the sense of this definition

(con is a kind of ...) learn by reading books

"He is studying geology in his room" "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"

(... is a kind of con ) be an understudy or alternate for a role

Samples where con or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swindled me out of my inheritance
  • She defrauded the customers who trusted her

Synonyms for con in the sense of this definition

(con is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of con ) cheat someone by not returning him enough money

Definition 6: in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc. - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where con or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • much was written pro and con

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