Synonyms of con in English:

con


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verb

1‘she was jailed for conning her aunt out of £500,000’

SYNONYMS

swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, rook, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed

fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along

embezzle

do, sting, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, swizz, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle, gazump

North American stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle

archaic cozen, sharp

rare mulct


noun

1‘a public relations con’

SYNONYMS

swindle, deception, trick, racket, bit of sharp practice, fraud

scam, con trick, sting, gyp, kite, diddle, rip-off, fiddle, swizzle, swizz

North American bunco, boondoggle, hustle, grift

Australian rort