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Meaning of DEFRAUD

Pronunciation:  di'frod

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  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"

DEFRAUD is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bunco, con, diddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, victimize
 See Also: beat, cheat, chisel, rip off, short, short-change



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
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.

      We have defrauded no man.                --2 Cor. vii.

      Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights.

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