[ UK /dɪfɹˈɔːd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfɹɔd/ ]
VERB
  1. deprive of by deceit
    He swindled me out of my inheritance
    She defrauded the customers who trusted her
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How To Use defraud In A Sentence

  • They have defrauded taxpayers for years. The Sun
  • They have been questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering and fraud by misrepresentation. Times, Sunday Times
  • And the owner of the property was no doubt a scallywag, trying to defraud the lessee of his money, and threatening to ‘throw [his] things on the street’.
  • The fraudsters do not have to intend to defraud the victim as the primary purpose of the exercise.
  • All were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and will be sentenced on Thursday. The Sun
  • His son was sentenced to two years for conspiracy to defraud. The Sun
  • You protect investors from companies who would use our structures to defraud people, right? Times, Sunday Times
  • Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money may have been defrauded from an adult education scheme, a spending watchdog has found.
  • The defendants in the case will be well aware that those who defraud the government of a dollar can be made to pay back three dollars. Times, Sunday Times
  • Well, at least the person who did such a miserable job ended up in stir for defrauding another customer.
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