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Meaning of “defraud” in the English Dictionary

"defraud" in British English

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defraudverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfrɔːd/  us   /-ˈfrɑːd/
to take something ​illegally from a ​person, ​company, etc., or to ​prevent someone from having something that is ​legally theirs by ​deceiving them: He was ​foundguilty of defrauding the Internal Revenue Service. They are both ​charged with ​conspiracy to defraud an ​insurancecompany of $20,000.
(Definition of defraud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defraud" in American English

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defraudverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈfrɔd/
to take or ​keep something ​illegally from someone by ​deceiving the ​person: She is ​charged with defrauding the ​InternalRevenueService.
(Definition of defraud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"defraud" in Business English

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defraudverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈfrɔːd/ LAW
to take ​money or ​goodsillegally from someone by ​deceiving them: defraud sb of sth An ​architect and two ​surveyors defrauded a ​charitytrust of £3.5m by ​invoicing it for ​work they did not do and by ​inflatingfees in ​buildingcontracts. The ​police made a ​number of arrests at the company's ​headoffice in ​connection with a conspiracy to defraudinvestors.
(Definition of defraud from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defraud”
in Korean 횡령하다…
in Arabic يَخدَع, يَحتال…
in Malaysian menipu…
in Russian обманывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺詐,詐騙…
in Italian defraudare…
in Turkish dolandırmak, aldatmak, para sızdırmak…
in Polish defraudować…
in Spanish Defraudar…
in Vietnamese lừa gạt…
in Portuguese fraudar, burlar…
in Thai ฉ้อโกง…
in Catalan estafar…
in Japanese (金を)だまし取る…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺诈,诈骗…
in Indonesian menipu…
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