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con - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'con' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Con [ adv.]
- Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro.
2 . Con [ v. t.]
- To know; to understand; to acknowledge.
- To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.
- To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.

Meaning of 'con' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . con [ v]
Meaning (1):
- commit to memory; learn by heart
Example in sentence:
  • Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?
Meaning (2):
- deprive of by deceit
Example in sentence:
  • He swindled me out of my inheritance;
  • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
3 . con [ r]
Meaning (3):
- in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.
Example in sentence:
  • much was written pro and con