Cheat and Defraud


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Cheat verb – To rob by the use of trickery or threats.
Usage example: a despicable confidence man who heartlessly cheated elderly people out of their savings

Defraud is a synonym for cheat in action topic. In some cases you can use "Defraud" instead a verb "Cheat", when it comes to topics like honest, deceive, betray, swindle. popular alternative
Nearby Words: cheating, cheated, cheater
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Defraud verb – To rob by the use of trickery or threats.
Usage example: senior citizens generally were too smart to fall for the fast-talking salesman's attempts to defraud them

Cheat is a synonym for defraud in swindle topic. You can use "Cheat" instead the word "Defraud" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as action, honest, betray, bamboozle. popular alternative
Nearby Word: defrauding
Synonyms for Defraud

Common collocations

people cheat people defraud people
anyone cheat anyone defraud anyone
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