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defraud

[ dih-frawd ]
/ dɪˈfrɔd /
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verb (used with object)

to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud: Dishonest employees defrauded the firm of millions of dollars.

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Origin of defraud

1325–75; Middle English defrauden<Old French defrauder<Latin dēfraudāre, equivalent to dē-de- + fraudāre to cheat; see fraud

OTHER WORDS FROM defraud

de·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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British Dictionary definitions for defraud

defraud
/ (dɪˈfrɔːd) /

verb

(tr) to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc, from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle

Derived forms of defraud

defraudation (ˌdiːfrɔːˈdeɪʃən) or defraudment, noundefrauder, noun
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