Con

Definition of Con

adv.1.Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; - The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro.
v. t.1.To know; to understand; to acknowledge.
[imp. & p. p. Conned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conning.]
Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill.
- Spenser.
They say they con to heaven the highway.
- Spenser.
2.To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.
To con answer
to be able to answer.
To con thanks
to thank; to acknowledge obligation.
- Shak.
1.(Naut.) To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.

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