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VERB (1)

1. deprive of by deceit;
- Example: "He swindled me out of my inheritance"
- Example: "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"
- Example: "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
[syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Defraud \De*fraud"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Defrauding.] [L. defraudare; de- + fraudare to cheat, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. OF. defrauder. See Fraud.] To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld. [1913 Webster] We have defrauded no man. --2 Cor. vii. 2. [1913 Webster] Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

defraud 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" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "defraud": abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, bamboozle, beat, beguile, beguile of, bilk, boost, borrow, bunco, burn, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, circumvent, cog, cog the dice, con, cop, cozen, crib, deceive, delude, diddle, do, do in, do out of, dupe, embezzle, euchre, extort, filch, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, foil, fool, fudge, gouge, gull, gyp, have, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hook, humbug, lift, make off with, milk, mulct, nip, outwit, pack the deal, palm, pigeon, pilfer, pinch, poach, practice fraud upon, purloin, rip off, rob, rook, rope in, run away with, rustle, scam, screw, scrounge, sell gold bricks, shave, shoplift, shortchange, snare, snatch, snitch, stack the cards, steal, stick, sting, swindle, swipe, take, take a dive, take in, thieve, thimblerig, throw a fight, trick, victimize, walk off with