Synonyms of con in English:


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

swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, rook, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed
fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along
informal do, sting, diddle, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle
British informal fiddle, swizzle, swizz, sell a pup to
North American informal stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
British dated gazump
archaic cozen, sharp
rare mulct


1‘a public relations con’

swindle, deception, trick, racket, bit of sharp practice, fraud
scam, con trick, sting, gyp, kite, diddle, rip-off
British fiddle, swizzle, swizz
North American bunco, boondoggle, hustle, grift
Australian rort