verb (used with object)
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Origin of defraud
OTHER WORDS FROM defraudde·frau·da·tion [dee-fraw-dey-shuhn], /ˌdi frɔˈdeɪ ʃən/, de·fraud·ment, nounde·fraud·er, nounun·de·fraud·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for defraud
He had the “apparent belief that these were rich people who could afford to be defrauded,” Carlberg said, and as a “99 percenter” he was entitled to their money.Founder of ‘Uber for private investigators’ sentenced to 8 years in prison|Rachel Weiner|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
The Justice Department concluded that two Boeing employees defrauded the government by withholding details from regulators about a software system involved in the crashes.FAA fines Boeing $5.4 million for not fulfilling terms of long-running safety agreement|Ian Duncan|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social media sites stand to lose these highly coveted federal protections under Warner’s bill only in the case of abusive paid content, such as online advertisements, that seek to defraud or scam customers.
He was convicted in federal court in 2014 of defrauding the United States and transporting stolen goods, and in a Florida court in 2004 for grand theft and dealing in stolen property, court papers show.Proud Boys leader barred from District by judge following his arrest|Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Trying to defraud the president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners was probably never going to work, and it didn’t.The pandemic may be the greatest environment for business fraud in decades|Geoffrey Colvin|November 12, 2020|Fortune
After all, if a broker defrauds sophisticated investors, it might also defraud unsophisticated investors.
To be frank, I seriously doubt if Madoff set out, with malice aforethought, to defraud anyone.
The intention to hinder, delay or defraud creditors is a question of fact to be ascertained by proper judicial inquiry.
Another act of bankruptcy is to convey, transfer, conceal or remove property with the intention to defraud creditors.
Next morning, Jones again attempted 408 to defraud Sancho of his corn.
The tide-waiter who boarded her was forcibly detained, and an attempt was made to defraud the revenue by a false declaration.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
He has written letters to honorable physicians making dishonest and insulting propositions to deceive and defraud the public.