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con 1

 (kŏn)
adv.
In opposition or disagreement; against: debated the issue pro and con.
n.
1. An argument or opinion against something.
2. One who holds an opposing opinion or view.

[Short for contra.]

con 2

 (kŏn)
tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons Archaic
1. To study, peruse, or examine carefully.
2. To learn or commit to memory.

[Middle English connen, to know, from Old English cunnan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

con′ner n.

con 3

or conn  (kŏn) Nautical
tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons or conns
To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
n.
1. The area or structure on a vessel from which the vessel is conned.
2. The position or authority of the officer conning a vessel.

[From cond, from Middle English conduen, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.]

con 4

 (kŏn) Slang
tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons
To swindle (a victim) by first winning his or her confidence; dupe.
n.
A swindle.
adj.
Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud: a con artist; a con job.

[Short for confidence.]

con 5

 (kŏn)
n. Slang
A convict.

con

(kɒn)
n
a. short for confidence trick
b. (as modifier): con man.
vb, cons, conning or conned
(tr) to swindle or defraud
[C19: from confidence]

con

(kɒn)
n (usually plural)
1. an argument or vote against a proposal, motion, etc
2. a person who argues or votes against a proposal, motion, etc
[from Latin contrā against, opposed to]

con

(kɒn)
n
slang short for convict

con

(kɒn) nautical or

conn

vb, cons, conns, conning or conned
(Nautical Terms) (tr) to direct the steering of (a vessel)
n
(Nautical Terms) the place where a person who cons a vessel is stationed
[C17 cun, from earlier condien to guide, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere; see conduct]

con

(kɒn)
vb, cons, conning or conned
(tr) archaic to study attentively or learn (esp in the phrase con by rote)
[C15: variant of can1 in the sense: to come to know]

con

(kɒn)
prep
(Classical Music) music with
[Italian]

con1

(kɒn)

adv.
1. against a proposition, opinion, etc.: arguments pro and con.
n.
2. the argument, position, arguer, or voter against something. Compare pro 1.
[1575–85; short for Latin contrā in opposition]

con2

(kɒn)

v.t. conned, con•ning.
1. to peruse or examine carefully; study.
2. to commit to memory; learn.
[before 1000; Middle English cunnen, Old English cunnan, variant of can1 in sense “become acquainted with”]

con3

or conn

(kɒn)

v. conned, con•ning,
n. v.t.
1. to direct the steering of (a ship).
n.
2. the station of the person who cons a ship.
[1350–1400; earlier cond, apocopated variant of Middle English condie, condue < Middle French cond(u)ire < Latin condūcere to conduct]

con4

(kɒn)

adj., v. conned, con•ning,
n. adj.
1. involving abuse of confidence; deceitfully manipulative: a con trick.
v.t.
2. to swindle; trick.
3. to persuade by deception, cajolery, etc.
n.
4. a confidence game or swindle.
5. a lie, exaggeration, or glib self-serving talk.
[1895–1900, Amer.; by shortening of confidence]

con5

(kɒn)

n.
Informal. a convict.
[1715–25; by shortening]

con-

var. of com- before a consonant (except b, h, l, p, r): convene; condone; connection.
[< Latin]

Con.

Consul.

con.

1. concerto.
2. conclusion.
3. connection.
4. consolidated.
5. consul.
6. continued.
7. against.
[< Latin contrā]

con

- To con a ship is to steer it; to con is also "to learn by heart or study attentively."
See also related terms for steer.

con


Past participle: conned
Gerund: conning

Imperative
con
con
Present
I con
you con
he/she/it cons
we con
you con
they con
Preterite
I conned
you conned
he/she/it conned
we conned
you conned
they conned
Present Continuous
I am conning
you are conning
he/she/it is conning
we are conning
you are conning
they are conning
Present Perfect
I have conned
you have conned
he/she/it has conned
we have conned
you have conned
they have conned
Past Continuous
I was conning
you were conning
he/she/it was conning
we were conning
you were conning
they were conning
Past Perfect
I had conned
you had conned
he/she/it had conned
we had conned
you had conned
they had conned
Future
I will con
you will con
he/she/it will con
we will con
you will con
they will con
Future Perfect
I will have conned
you will have conned
he/she/it will have conned
we will have conned
you will have conned
they will have conned
Future Continuous
I will be conning
you will be conning
he/she/it will be conning
we will be conning
you will be conning
they will be conning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conning
you have been conning
he/she/it has been conning
we have been conning
you have been conning
they have been conning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conning
you will have been conning
he/she/it will have been conning
we will have been conning
you will have been conning
they will have been conning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conning
you had been conning
he/she/it had been conning
we had been conning
you had been conning
they had been conning
Conditional
I would con
you would con
he/she/it would con
we would con
you would con
they would con
Past Conditional
I would have conned
you would have conned
he/she/it would have conned
we would have conned
you would have conned
they would have conned

con


Past participle: conned
Gerund: conning

Imperative
con
con
Present
I con
you con
he/she/it cons
we con
you con
they con
Preterite
I conned
you conned
he/she/it conned
we conned
you conned
they conned
Present Continuous
I am conning
you are conning
he/she/it is conning
we are conning
you are conning
they are conning
Present Perfect
I have conned
you have conned
he/she/it has conned
we have conned
you have conned
they have conned
Past Continuous
I was conning
you were conning
he/she/it was conning
we were conning
you were conning
they were conning
Past Perfect
I had conned
you had conned
he/she/it had conned
we had conned
you had conned
they had conned
Future
I will con
you will con
he/she/it will con
we will con
you will con
they will con
Future Perfect
I will have conned
you will have conned
he/she/it will have conned
we will have conned
you will have conned
they will have conned
Future Continuous
I will be conning
you will be conning
he/she/it will be conning
we will be conning
you will be conning
they will be conning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conning
you have been conning
he/she/it has been conning
we have been conning
you have been conning
they have been conning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conning
you will have been conning
he/she/it will have been conning
we will have been conning
you will have been conning
they will have been conning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conning
you had been conning
he/she/it had been conning
we had been conning
you had been conning
they had been conning
Conditional
I would con
you would con
he/she/it would con
we would con
you would con
they would con
Past Conditional
I would have conned
you would have conned
he/she/it would have conned
we would have conned
you would have conned
they would have conned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.con - an argument opposed to a proposal
argument, statement - a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
pro - an argument in favor of a proposal
2.con - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prisoncon - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
3.con - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
Verb1.con - deprive of by deceitcon - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - 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"
2.con - commit to memorycon - commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
understudy, alternate - be an understudy or alternate for a role
hit the books, study - learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
Adv.1.con - in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con"
pro - in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.

con

(Informal)
verb
1. swindle, trick, cheat, rip off (slang), sting (informal), kid (informal), skin (slang), stiff (slang), mislead, deceive, hoax, defraud, dupe, gull (archaic), rook (slang), humbug, bamboozle (informal), hoodwink, double-cross (informal), diddle (informal), take for a ride (informal), inveigle, do the dirty on (Brit. informal), bilk, sell a pup, pull a fast one on (informal) He claimed that the businessman had conned him out of his life savings. The British motorist has been conned by the government.
noun
1. swindle, trick, fraud, deception, scam (slang), sting (informal), bluff I am afraid you have been the victim of a con.

con

verb
1. To apply one's mind to the acquisition or production of knowledge:
2. To look at carefully or critically:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
3. To commit to memory:
Translations
خِداع، حيلَهيَخْدَع
napálitobalamutitpodfukprotizápor
narresnydesvindelnummersvindle
haittahaittapuolihuijatahuijausohjata laivaa
beugratáskontra
svindlsvindla á, plata
apgavystėsugundytisukčius
blēdībablēdītiesizkrāpt
bedriegeneen veroordeeldeeen veroordeelde crimineelfraudefraudeur
vylákať

con

1 [kɒn]
A. VTestafar, timar
I've been conned!¡me han estafado!
to con sb into doing sthengañar a algn para que haga algo
B. Nestafa f, timo m
it was all a big conno fue más que una estafa
C. CPD con artist, con man Nestafador(a) m/f, timador(a) m/f
con trick N = confidence trick

con

2 [kɒn] N (= disadvantage) → contra m
the pros and conslos pros y los contras

con

3 (archaic) [kɒn] VT (also to con over) → estudiar, repasar

con

4 [kɒn] N (= prisoner) → preso/a m/f

con

[ˈkɒn]
vt [+ person] → arnaquer, escroquer
to con sb into doing sth → tromper qn pour lui faire faire qch
to con sb out of sth → soutirer qch à qn
nescroquerie fcon artist nescroc m

con

1
vt (rare: = learn) → sich (dat)einprägen

con

3
vt (Naut) → steuern, lenken

con

4 (inf)
nSchwindel m, → Beschiss m (inf); it’s a con!das ist alles Schwindel or Beschiss (inf)
vthereinlegen (inf), → bescheißen (inf); he conned her out of all her moneyer hat sie um ihr ganzes Geld gebracht; to con somebody into doing somethingjdn durch einen faulen Trick dazu bringen, dass er etw tut (inf); don’t let him con you into believing itlass dir das bloß nicht von ihm aufbinden (inf)or einreden; he conned his way through the security checker hat sich durch die Sicherheitskontrolle gemogelt (inf)

con

5 (inf) abbr of convictKnastbruder m (inf)

con

1 [kɒn] (fam)
1. vttruffare
to con sb into doing sth → indurre qn a fare qc con raggiri
I've been conned! → mi hanno fregato!
2. ntruffa

con

(kon) past tense past participle conned verb
to trick or persuade dishonestly. He conned her into giving him money.
noun
a dishonest trick.
ˈcon man noun
someone who cons people.
References in classic literature ?
It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook that whimpered by his school-house, and there con over old Mather's direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
Train her in the art of dramatic disguise; provide her with appropriate dresses for different characters; develop her accomplishments in singing and playing; give her plenty of smart talk addressed to the audience; advertise her as a Young Lady at Home; astonish the public by a dramatic entertainment which depends from first to last on that young lady's own sole exertions; commit the entire management of the t hing to my care -- and what follows as a necessary con sequence?
Consider and reconsider, con and con over again the advices and the instructions I gave thee before thy departure hence to thy government, and thou wilt see that in them, if thou dost follow them, thou hast a help at hand that will lighten for thee the troubles and difficulties that beset governors at every step.
She sat and cried con amore as her uncle intended, but it was con amore fraternal and no other.
Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan stuff- Owl-downy nonsense that the faintest puff Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it.
As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
I urged on his considera tion that he had done now with Falk and Falk's con founded tug.
The fat man, without waiting for my complaint, wheezing heavily and in a tone as if he himself were incredulous, con veyed to me the news that Falk--Captain Falk- had declined--had absolutely declined--to tow my ship--to have anything to do with my ship--this day or any other day.
They had," he con tinued, "been acquainted with Captain Falk for very many years, and never had any reason.
And I almost shrank from undertaking them shorthanded and without local knowledge of the river bed, which is so necessary for the con fident handling of the ship.
San Diego Comic-Con International is asserting intellectual property infringement for use of the name "Comic Con", challenging hundreds of comic conventions around the country and the world already using the words comic con for their show.
SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE AND RUGBY ADMIRALS Peter Butlin (Con) 772 Chris Holman (Lib Dem) 76 Peter Reynolds (Green) 133 Steve Roberts (Trade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts) 43 John Wells (Lab) 568 Con hold ALCESTER Andrew Foster (Lab) 290 Mike Gittus (Con) 1207 Suan Juned (Lib Dem) 807 Karen Varga (Green) 125 Con hold ASTON CANTLOW Trevor Honychurch (Lib Dem) 249 John Horner (Con) 1407 Bruce Knight (Green) 197 Janice Sewell (Lab) 172 Con hold BIDFORD?