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con



Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
adv.
against a proposition, opinion, etc.: arguments pro and con.

n.
the argument, position, arguer, or voter against something. Cf. pro1.

con



Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
v.t., conned, con•ning.
1. to learn; study; peruse or examine carefully.
2. to commit to memory.

con



Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
v., conned, con•ning,
n.
Naut.

v.t.
to direct the steering of (a ship).

n.
1. the station of the person who cons.
2. the act of conning. Also,conn.

con



Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
adj., v., conned, con•ning,
n.
Informal.

adj.
involving abuse of confidence: a con trick.

v.t.
1. to swindle; trick: That crook conned me out of all my savings.
2. to persuade by deception, cajolery, etc.

n.
1. a confidence game or swindle.
2. a lie, exaggeration, or glib self-serving talk: He had a dozen different cons for getting out of paying traffic tickets.

con



Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
n. Slang.
a convict.

con



Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
v.t., conned, con•ning. Brit. Dial.
1. to strike, hit, or rap (something or someone).
2. to hammer (a nail or peg).
3. to beat or thrash a person with the hands or a weapon.

con-




var. of com- before a consonant (except b, h, l, p, r) and, by assimilation, before n: convene; condone; connection.

Con.




1. Conformist.
2. Consul.

con.




1. concerto.
2. conclusion.
3. connection.
4. consolidated.
5. consul.
6. continued.
7. against.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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