con
I. transitive verb (conned; conning) Etymology: Middle English connen to know, learn, study, alteration of cunnen to know, infinitive of can — more at can Date: 13th century 1. to commit to memory 2. to study or examine closely II. variant of conn III. adverb Etymology: Middle English, short for contra Date: 15th century on the negative side ; in opposition <
so much has been written pro and con
>
IV. noun Date: 1589 1. an argument or evidence in opposition 2. the negative position or one holding it <
an appraisal of the pros and cons
>
V. adjective Etymology: by shortening Date: 1889 confidence <
a con artist
>
<
a con game
>
VI. transitive verb (conned; conning) Date: 1896 1. swindle <
accused of conning retirees out of their savings
>
2. manipulate 2b 3. persuade, cajole VII. noun Date: 1901 something (as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence; also a confidence game ; swindle VIII. noun Etymology: by shortening Date: 1893 convict IX. noun Etymology: short for consumption Date: 1915 slang a destructive disease of the lungs; especially tuberculosis X. abbreviation 1. [Latin conjunx] consort 2. consolidated 3. consul 4. continued

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  • Con — Mit dieser (italienischen) Präposition sind viele Hauptwörter zusammengesetzt, mit denen der Componist den Vortrag genauer bezeichnet. Unter dem Artikel »Vortrag« wird weitläufiger besprochen, in wie weit solche Bezeichnung ästhetisch erlaubt sei …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

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  • Con — Con, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conning}.] [AS. cunnan to know, be able, and (derived from this) cunnian to try, test. See {Can}, v. t. & i.] 1. To know; to understand; to acknowledge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of muses, Hobbinol …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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