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
Example sentences from the Web for defraud
Rather, we’re talking about defrauding businesses, investors, and governments.The pandemic may be the greatest environment for business fraud in decades|Geoffrey Colvin|November 12, 2020|Fortune
As part of the settlement with the federal government, Purdue will plead guilty to one count of defrauding the United States and two counts of violating the anti-kickback statute.Sacklers—who made $11 billion off opioid crisis—to pay $225 million in damages|Beth Mole|October 22, 2020|Ars Technica
In February 2014, Citi disclosed that oil services firm Oceanografía had allegedly defrauded Banamex out of $400 million.How Jane Fraser broke banking’s highest glass ceiling|Claire Zillman, reporter|October 19, 2020|Fortune
Minority investors in Brotman accused Lee of cooking its books to defraud them.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances|by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke|September 30, 2020|ProPublica
In so doing, Apple has defrauded the public and cheated its consumers.Own Apple Powerbeats 2 earphones? Here’s how to claim your share of a $9.75 million settlement|rhhackettfortune|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.
Whether McDonnell and his wife defrauded the Commonwealth is a question that will ultimately be decided in court.Conduct Unbecoming: A Cautionary Tale of 3 Governors|Ron Christie|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How many of the 36,000 clients that you defrauded have you called?Jon Corzine Can’t Answer $1.2 Billion Question About MF Global at Hearing|Michael Daly|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Allan Dodds Frank on the Picower fortune's origins, and why it's not nearly enough for some of the defrauded.
During a home renovation we did in 2008, our decorator defrauded us out of $37,000.
Suppose directors had defrauded their corporation, but the fraud was not discovered until several years afterward.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Vergil tells us that a special punishment in the underworld awaited the patron who defrauded a client.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Only Bertha, his neglected wife, was faithful and trusting in that gloomy day; all else had defrauded and betrayed him.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
She left another farm to the cousin in Ireland, who had been defrauded when they separated their land.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
He had always believed that she had defrauded him, but this belief had been qualified by the unbelief of others.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope