conned conned  /ˈkɑnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an argument opposed to a proposal
  2. (n) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  3. (n) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  4. (v) deprive of by deceit
  5. (v) commit to memory; learn by heart
  6. (adv) in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.

Usage(s):

  1. His name was not Eugene Mallon, as he had conned the French villagers into believing.
  2. But often, we suspect that we're being connedthat film stars and musicians have calculated that supporting some benighted group is a way of redoubling our reverence for them.
  3. In a city where wide-eyed crowds can be conned into celebrating the dedication of a drugstore, it was no surprise that big-league baseball had packed the house.

News

  1. Lodi man charged with scamming elderly woman in Fort Lee

    Police are cautioning the public to be wary of so-called “gypsy scams,” one day after arresting a Lodi man whom authorities believe conned an elderly woman into paying him for work he never performed on her car.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Man accused of theft in dating site fraud scheme

    State investigators say a Central Florida man used dating websites to prey on women, conned them into investing in music industry venture, and defrauded them out of thousands of dollars.        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Officers: Man conned, robbed handicapped woman

    Brevard County deputies said they are trying to find a man who conned a handicapped woman in Cocoa. Deputies said the man approached the woman inside a McDonald's on Dixon Boulevard and offered her a deal on a gasoline-powered wheelchair if she would follow him home. Agents said he then led her to an abandoned house, stole her fanny pack and ran off. Anyone with information is asked to call ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

Quotes

  1. "Khartoum has conned the administration into prolonged negotiations that yield only partial results, while the genocide continues without stop," said Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Additional...
    on May 29, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: Washington Post

  2. Simpson asked what had happened to promised fairness and warned: "Increasing VAT is reckless - it will stop people spending, harm UK business and choke off the recovery. This budget is vintage Thatcher. The Lib Dems have been conned into hammering...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Derek Simpson Source: Register

  3. An angry Ferguson said: "The penalty incident is a result of a perceived idea of the referee that Ronaldo dives, there is no question of that. But in fairness to the referee in this case, the goalkeeper conned the referee. Without question, the...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: AFP

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