defraud


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de·fraud

 (dĭ-frôd′)
tr.v. de·fraud·ed, de·fraud·ing, de·frauds
To take something from by fraud; swindle: defrauded the immigrants by selling them worthless land deeds.

[Middle English defrauden, from Old French defrauder, from Latin dēfraudāre : dē-, de- + fraudāre, to cheat (from fraus, fraud-, fraud).]

de′fraud·a′tion (dē′frô-dā′shən) n.
de·fraud′er n.

defraud

(dɪˈfrɔːd)
vb
(Law) (tr) to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc, from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle
defraudation, deˈfraudment n
deˈfrauder n

de•fraud

(dɪˈfrɔd)

v.t.
to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French defrauder < Latin dēfraudāre=dē- de- + fraudāre to cheat]
de•fraud′er, n.

defraud


Past participle: defrauded
Gerund: defrauding

Imperative
defraud
defraud
Present
I defraud
you defraud
he/she/it defrauds
we defraud
you defraud
they defraud
Preterite
I defrauded
you defrauded
he/she/it defrauded
we defrauded
you defrauded
they defrauded
Present Continuous
I am defrauding
you are defrauding
he/she/it is defrauding
we are defrauding
you are defrauding
they are defrauding
Present Perfect
I have defrauded
you have defrauded
he/she/it has defrauded
we have defrauded
you have defrauded
they have defrauded
Past Continuous
I was defrauding
you were defrauding
he/she/it was defrauding
we were defrauding
you were defrauding
they were defrauding
Past Perfect
I had defrauded
you had defrauded
he/she/it had defrauded
we had defrauded
you had defrauded
they had defrauded
Future
I will defraud
you will defraud
he/she/it will defraud
we will defraud
you will defraud
they will defraud
Future Perfect
I will have defrauded
you will have defrauded
he/she/it will have defrauded
we will have defrauded
you will have defrauded
they will have defrauded
Future Continuous
I will be defrauding
you will be defrauding
he/she/it will be defrauding
we will be defrauding
you will be defrauding
they will be defrauding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defrauding
you have been defrauding
he/she/it has been defrauding
we have been defrauding
you have been defrauding
they have been defrauding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defrauding
you will have been defrauding
he/she/it will have been defrauding
we will have been defrauding
you will have been defrauding
they will have been defrauding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defrauding
you had been defrauding
he/she/it had been defrauding
we had been defrauding
you had been defrauding
they had been defrauding
Conditional
I would defraud
you would defraud
he/she/it would defraud
we would defraud
you would defraud
they would defraud
Past Conditional
I would have defrauded
you would have defrauded
he/she/it would have defrauded
we would have defrauded
you would have defrauded
they would have defrauded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defraud - deprive of by deceitdefraud - 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"

defraud

verb cheat, rob, con (informal), do (slang), skin (slang), stiff (slang), sting (informal), rip off (slang), fleece, swindle, stitch up (slang), rook (slang), diddle (informal), bilk, gyp (slang), pull a fast one on (informal), cozen He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.

defraud

verb
To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
Translations
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defraud

[dɪˈfrɔːd] VT (frm) [+ person, authorities] → estafar, defraudar
to defraud sb of sthestafar algo a algn
he defrauded the firm of £1,000le estafó 1.000 libras a la compañía

defraud

[dɪˈfrɔːd] vt [+ person, organization] → frauder
to defraud sb of sth → escroquer qch à qn

defraud

vtbetrügen, hintergehen; to defraud somebody of somethingjdn um etw betrügen or bringen

defraud

[dɪˈfrɔːd] vt to defraud (of)defraudare (di)
References in classic literature ?
Then answered the slayer of Argus, guide and guardian, "Sir, you are tempting me and playing upon my youth, but you shall not move me, for you are offering me presents without the knowledge of Achilles whom I fear and hold it great guilt to defraud, lest some evil presently befall me; but as your guide I would go with you even to Argos itself, and would guard you so carefully whether by sea or land, that no one should attack you through making light of him who was with you.
Racal" swore Ben-Levi, "Racal do they mean to defraud us of the purchase money?
The guides deceive and defraud every American who goes to Paris for the first time and sees its sights alone or in company with others as little experienced as himself.
And while you are here, you shall rule all that lives and moves and shall have the greatest rights among the deathless gods: those who defraud you and do not appease your power with offerings, reverently performing rites and paying fit gifts, shall be punished for evermore.
And the great blessing of riches, I do not say to every man, but to a good man, is, that he has had no occasion to deceive or to defraud others, either intentionally or unintentionally; and when he departs to the world below he is not in any apprehension about offerings due to the gods or debts which he owes to men.
He was cleared of conspiracy to defraud McGill in relation to the transfer, and two counts of perverting the course of justice relating to a civil claim in the High Court which followed.
Henry, 46, who ran Huddersfield-based firms Reband (UK) Ltd and Council Tax Review (CTR), faces charges of money-laundering, conspiracy to defraud and blackmail.
TWO people have been charged with conspiring to defraud benefit agencies of more than pounds 74,000 over a 15 year period.
Also sentenced were Claire Hayes, of Mansfield, who admitted defrauding both colleges, Carolanne Ravenscroft, of Ewloe, Wales, who was found guilty of defrauding the colleges after a trial and Kieran England, of Liverpool, who was found guilty of conspiring to defraud both colleges after a trial.
Buttery, now of Kirkbymoorside, and Paul Hildreth, 52, of Newton-on-Ouse, near York, who is one of the sport's founders, face charges of conspiring to defraud the Awards For All Lottery fund between April 2007 and March 2009.
Miles Rodgers, 38, racehorse owner, Silkstone, South Yorkshire Conspiracy to defraud Betfair customers and an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act
Neither Dowie nor Stodder took the stand in their trial as prosecutors called more than a dozen witnesses to bolster e-mails and billing records that they claimed showed a conspiracy to defraud the DWP and other clients.