Definition of "con" []

  • In opposition or disagreement; against: debated the issue pro and con. (adverb)
  • An argument or opinion against something. (noun)
  • One who holds an opposing opinion or view. (noun)
  • To study, peruse, or examine carefully. (verb-transitive)
  • To learn or commit to memory. (verb-transitive)
  • (as modifier) (noun)

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  • To swindle or defraud (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "con" in a sentence
  • "It may be faid, in general, that all God's con - daft towards Abraham was kind and benevolent; but there were fome particular ihftances of his con* duiSl, which wei-e more peculiarly expreffive of friendfhip, and which defervc to be diftindly men - tioned."
  • "How, when, where, and by whom wist that thing, named public law, made and con - eluded 7 When and where did the nations con* vene and make it?"
  • "Vnde hfc Pompeianus di - Emendatfonem banc, pro - catur, ex nullo auctore con - batam quoque Acidalio, con* flat."