Definition of defraud in English:

defraud

Line breaks: de|fraud
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfrɔːd
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

defrauder

noun
More example sentences
  • But in my opinion instead of making too much efforts to defeat the evil schemes of defrauders, it is high time China established a social welfare network that is more inclusive and more efficient.
  • ‘We have this for security reasons only,’ said the manager, who explained that it was tool to help bouncers identify patrons who were known brawlers or defrauders.
  • Acquittal on all counts was the only fair outcome from a prosecution case cobbled together by one man with a vendetta and a family of liars and defrauders.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French defrauder or Latin defraudare, from de- 'from' + fraudare 'to cheat' (from fraus, fraud- 'fraud').

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