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con    : [k'ɑn]
Con- \Con-\
A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See
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Con \Con\, adv. [Abbrev. from L. contra against.]
Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative
side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection
with it. See {Pro}.
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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.]
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Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill. --Spenser.
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They say they con to heaven the highway. --Spenser.
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2. To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit
to memory; to regard studiously.
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Fixedly did look
Upon the muddy waters which he conned
As if he had been reading in a book. --Wordsworth.
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I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson.
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{To con answer}, to be able to answer. [Obs.]

{To con thanks}, to thank; to acknowledge obligation. [Obs.]
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Con \Con\, v. t. [See {Cond}.] (Naut.)
To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to
watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to
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adv 1: in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was
written pro and con" [ant: {pro}]
n 1: an argument opposed to a proposal [ant: {pro}]
2: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison [synonym:
{convict}, {con}, {inmate}, {yard bird}, {yardbird}]
3: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person
to buy worthless property [synonym: {bunco}, {bunco game},
{bunko}, {bunko game}, {con}, {confidence trick}, {confidence
game}, {con game}, {gyp}, {hustle}, {sting}, {flimflam}]
v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my
inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted
her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little
change" [synonym: {victimize}, {swindle}, {rook}, {goldbrick},
{nobble}, {diddle}, {bunco}, {defraud}, {scam}, {mulct},
{gyp}, {gip}, {hornswoggle}, {short-change}, {con}]
2: commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your
lines for the play yet?" [synonym: {memorize}, {memorise}, {con},

212 Moby Thesaurus words for "con":
POW, adversary, adversative, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic,
anti, antipathetic, antithetic, argue into, argument, argumentum,
aye, beat, beguile of, bilk, bone, bring over, bring round,
bring to reason, bunco, burn, cageling, captivate, captive, case,
chain gang, charm, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, clashing,
cog, cog the dice, commit to memory, competitive, conflicting,
cons, consideration, contemplate, contradictory, contrary, convict,
convince, counter, cozen, crib, cross, defraud, detenu, diddle,
dig, disaccordant, disappointed, disapprobatory, disapproving,
discontented, disenchanted, disgruntled, disillusioned, displeased,
dissatisfied, dissentient, dissenting, do in, do out of, draw over,
drill, elenchus, elucubrate, enemy, euchre, ex-convict, examine,
finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, fractious, fudge, gain,
gain over, gaolbird, get by heart, get letter-perfect, go over,
gouge, grind, gull, gyp, have, have by heart, hocus, hocus-pocus,
hook, hook in, hostile, ignoratio elenchi, indignant, inimical,
interest, internee, jailbird, know by heart, learn by heart,
learn verbatim, lifer, low, lucubrate, memorize, mulct, nay,
negative, no, noncooperative, obstinate, opponent, opposed,
opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, outtalk,
overthwart, pack the deal, parolee, parrot, persuade, peruse,
perverse, pigeon, plaidoyer, plea, pleading, plunge into,
political prisoner, poor, pore over, practice, practice fraud upon,
prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, prisoner, prisoner of war,
pro, pros, pros and cons, read, reason, recalcitrant, recite,
refractory, refutation, regard studiously, repeat, repeat by heart,
repugnant, restudy, review, rival, rook, scam, screw, sell,
sell gold bricks, sell one on, shave, shortchange, side,
special pleading, stack the cards, stick, sting, stir bird, study,
sway, swindle, swot, swot up, take a dive, talk into, talk over,
talking point, the affirmative, the negative, thimblerig,
throw a fight, ticket-of-leave man, ticket-of-leaver, trusty,
turned-off, unappreciative, unapproving, uncomplimentary,
uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhappy, unpropitious, vet,
victimize, wade through, wangle, wangle into, wear down, win,
win over

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