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Another word for cheat

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Verb
  1. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery

      1. To pierce or wound painfully with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of certain insects.
      2. To cause to feel a sharp, smarting pain:
      3. To cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings:
      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
      2. A fraud or swindle.
      3. One who defrauds; a swindler.
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
      1. To make neat or tidy by clipping, smoothing, or pruning:
      2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
      3. To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. Nonsense; humbug.
      2. A deception; a swindle.
      3. To swindle; cheat.
      1. A metal tool with a sharp beveled edge, used to cut and shape stone, wood, or metal.
      2. To shape or cut with a chisel.
      3. To cheat or swindle.
      1. To injure or kill.
      2. To cheat or defraud.
      1. To cheat or defraud of money or property.
      2. To obtain by fraudulent means:
      3. To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property.
      1. A Eurasian corvid (Corvus frugilegus) having black plumage with a patch of bare skin around the base of the bill, and nesting in colonies near the tops of trees.
      2. A swindler or cheat, especially at games.
      3. To swindle; cheat:
      1. A penalty such as a fine.
      2. To penalize by fining or demanding forfeiture.
      3. To take (something) from another person by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
      1. Any of various chiefly coastal seabirds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage.
      1. To take something from by fraud; swindle:
      1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
      2. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
      3. To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
      1. To defraud, cheat, or swindle:
      2. To evade payment of:
      3. To thwart or frustrate:
    See also:

    honest

  2. To be sexually unfaithful to another

    See also:

    sex

Noun
  1. An act of cheating

    See also:

    honest

  2. A person who cheats

    See also:

    honest

Another word for cheat

Noun
  1. One who cheats

  2. A trick

      1. The act or practice of deceiving; deception.
      2. A stratagem; a trick.
      3. The quality of being deceitful; falseness.
      1. To cheat or defraud of money or property.
      2. To obtain by fraudulent means:
      3. To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property.
      1. A deception practiced in order to induce another to give up possession of property or surrender a right.
      2. A piece of trickery; a trick.
      3. One that defrauds; a cheat.
Verb
  1. See also:

    deceive

Synonym Study

  • Hoax implies a trick skillfully carried off simply to demonstrate the gullibility of the victim
  • Dupe stresses credulity in the person who is tricked or fooled
  • Trick implies deluding by means of a ruse, stratagem, etc., but does not always suggest fraudulence or a harmful motive
  • Swindle stresses the winning of a person's confidence in order to cheat or defraud that person of money
  • Defraud , chiefly a legal term, stresses the use of deliberate deception in criminally depriving a person of rights or property
  • Cheat , the most general term in this comparison, implies dealing dishonestly or deceptively with someone to obtain some advantage or gain