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con-

(word root) with, together, in association
Examples of words with the root con-: convene
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con-

pref.
Variant of com-.
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con-

prefix
a variant of com-
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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]
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Con-Ed announced its plan to sell the three parcels, which spans from North Third Street south to nearly Grand Street, this past spring.
In a final flourish,Dr Brussel stated he would be wearing a double-breasted suit, buttoned up (but then most middle- agedm en did in those days).The FBI put out a press release and a secretary at Con-Ed recognised the description as fitting a former employee.
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An active waterfront destination would also fortify the shoreline beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and a new, green pedestrian bridge could also serve as a sturdy flood barrier for the Con-Ed Plant that now stands exposed at East 14th Street, right at the water's edge.
As New York City recovers from a triple-digit heat emergency and braces for the next, Consumer-Powerline, which helps companies manage their energy use more efficiently, said that a recently released Con-Ed report to the Mayor on the crisis provides confirmation showing that Emergency Demand Response programs helped save the city from an expansion of the blackout that crippled western Queens for more than a week, while also affecting Westchester County and other parts of the Tri-State area and could hold the key to averting blackouts in the future.