con-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: fool, cheat, trick into doing something

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] CON NP2[patient[animate]] (PP{into/out of NP})
NOTE: NP1 and NP2 may be individuals, groups, or organizations.

I guess he conned himself into making some international calls.
"Right-wing coporatist political culture" does not represent the
US, it has conned citizens with its "family values" and Wall Street
pyramid scheme.
IBM conned them out of millions of dollars.

VerbNet: cheat-10.6-1,force-59-1
FrameNet: Manipulate_into_doing
PropBank: con.01,con.02,con.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: commit to memory

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CON NP2[patient[inanimate]]

Have you conned your lines for the play yet?

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2