defraud definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To simply take something from by fraudulence; swindle: defrauded the immigrants by selling all of them pointless land deeds.
    • To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful unit; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; ; -- with of ahead of the thing taken or withheld.
  • verb:
    • to acquire cash or home by fraudulence; to swindle
    • deprive of by deceit
  • others:
    • To deprive of right, either by procuring anything by deception or artifice, or by appropriating something wrongfully through breach of trust, or by withholding from another by indirection or unit that which he has the right to claim or get; cheat; cozen: followed by of ahead of the thing taken.
    • To conquer or irritate wrongfully.

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