Con meaning

kŏn
In opposition or disagreement; against.

Debated the issue pro and con.

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The definition of a con is a disadvantage, a negative reason or a scam designed to trick or defraud someone.

An example of a con, or disadvantage, of buying an expensive item is the high price.

A plan to swindle an old widow out of her money is an example of a con.

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An argument or opinion against something.
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To study, peruse, or examine carefully.
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To con is to trick someone, or use deception to defraud or lie to someone.

When you lie to someone to get something you want from him, this is an example of a situation where you con him.

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One who holds an opposing opinion or view.
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To learn or commit to memory.
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To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
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The area or structure on a vessel from which the vessel is conned.
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The position or authority of the officer conning a vessel.
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Consolidate.
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Consul.
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Continued.
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Against; in opposition.

To argue a matter pro and con.

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A reason, vote, position, etc. in opposition.
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To swindle (a victim) by first winning his or her confidence; dupe.
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A swindle.
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Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud.

A con artist; a con job.

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A convict.
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(latin) Conjunx (wife)
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To peruse carefully; study; fix in the memory.
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A con man.

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To swindle (a victim) by first gaining the person's confidence.
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To trick or fool, esp. by glib persuasion.
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The act or an instance of conning; swindle; trick.
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Consolidated.
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Consul.
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Continued.
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Condominium, confrere.

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(CONsole) A common device name for the keyboard and screen. See Copy con and device names.
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A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius.
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Concerto.
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Origin of con

  • From cond from Middle English conduen from Old French conduire from Latin condūcere to lead together conduce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English connen to know from Old English cunnan gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for confidence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for contra

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition