Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cozen

3 senses of cozen

Sense 1
deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)
       => victimize, victimise -- (make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man")

Sense 2
cozen -- (act with artful deceit)
       => cheat, chisel -- (engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?")

Sense 3
cozen -- (cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man")
       => acquire, win, gain -- (win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance")
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

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