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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.
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For twenty-four hours I did not leave my post in the conning tower, as both Olson and Bradley were sick.
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However, focus on new customer acquisition strategies and help from a revitalized economy may create a market rebound for annuity products, according to a new study from Conning & Company.
After analyzing the results of some PC insurers' CRM efforts, a new study from Conning & Company has determined three things: one size does not fit all, CRM software solves nothing unless the insurer's culture and business model are supportive, and CRM implementation must include thorough employee education.
Auto insurers are looking at more than a consumer's driving record when determining rates; they are also examining how drivers manage their finances, according to a recent Conning & Company study.
A star performer in the property-casualty sector for most of the past decade, the medical malpractice insurance industry is struggling with rapidly changing customer markets, according to a Conning & Company study.
But, a new Conning & Company study reports that although the short term effects of Regulation XXX have been overstated by many in the industry, its real legacy will be the layering on of additional expenses on insurers who are already facing profitability challenges.
The latest Conning and Company survey reveals that not only is the size of medical claims on the rise, the definition of malpractice is being broadened to include "failure to detect.