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Con vs. Pro

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  • Con (verb)

    To study or examine carefully, especially in order to gain knowledge of; to learn, or learn by heart.

  • Con (verb)

    To know, understand, acknowledge.

  • Con (verb)

    To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain.

  • Con (noun)

    A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros).

    "pros and cons"

  • Con (noun)

    conservative

    "own the cons"

  • Con (noun)

    A convicted criminal, a convict.

  • Con (noun)

    A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain.

  • Con (noun)

    An organized gathering such as a convention, conference or congress.

  • Con (noun)

    The conversion of part of a building.

    "We're getting a loft con done next year."

  • Con (noun)

    Consumption; pulmonary tuberculosis.

  • Pro (noun)

    An advantage of something, especially when contrasted with its disadvantages (cons).

    "What are the pros and cons of buying a car?"

  • Pro (noun)

    A person who supports a concept or principle.

  • Pro (noun)

    A professional sportsman.

  • Pro (noun)

    Professional.

    "When it comes to DIY, he's a real pro."

  • Pro (noun)

    A prostitute.

  • Pro (preposition)

    In favor of.

    "He is pro exercise but against physical exertion, quite a conundrum."

  • Pro (adjective)

    Professional.

    "He landed a pro mentorship gig."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Con (adverb)

    Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; - The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro.

  • Con

    To know; to understand; to acknowledge.

  • Con

    To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.

  • Con

    To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.

  • Pro (preposition)

    A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth.

  • Pro (adverb)

    For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; - in contrast with con.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Con (noun)

    an argument opposed to a proposal

  • Con (noun)

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

  • Con (noun)

    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

  • Con (verb)

    deprive of by deceit;

    "He swindled me out of my inheritance"

    "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"

    "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

  • Con (verb)

    commit to memory; learn by heart;

    "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

  • Con (adverb)

    on the negative side;

    "much was written pro and con"

  • Pro (noun)

    an athlete who plays for pay

  • Pro (noun)

    an argument in favor of a proposal

  • Pro (adjective)

    in favor of (an action or proposal etc.);

    "a pro vote"

  • Pro (adverb)

    on the affirmative side

Princeton's WordNet

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