Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cheat: Cheat codes
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for cheat

Synonyms for cheat

Synonyms for cheat

weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land

weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

a deception for profit to yourself

defeat someone through trickery or deceit

be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

References in classic literature ?
He evidently tried to please her: he was gallant, he was attentive, he was something like what he had been to her cousins: he wanted, she supposed, to cheat her of her tranquillity as he had cheated them; and whether he might not have some concern in this necklace--she could not be convinced that he had not, for Miss Crawford, complaisant as a sister, was careless as a woman and a friend.
It comes natural to them to lie and cheat in the first place, and then they go on and improve on nature until they arrive at perfection.
Even foreigners soon have to come down to the custom of the country, and they do not buy and sell long in Constantinople till they lie and cheat like a Greek.
The Sixth Form room was in a part of the old abbey which had been restored, and it had a gothic window: Philip tried to cheat his boredom by drawing this over and over again; and sometimes out of his head he drew the great tower of the Cathedral or the gateway that led into the precincts.
But he believes in luck, and is confident that he'll make at least fifty millions out of our adventure and cheat me out of my share.
A Fox seeing him sitting so long and learning the reason of his doing so, said to him, "You are indeed, sir, sadly deceiving yourself; you are indulging a hope strong enough to cheat you, but which will never reward you with enjoyment.
A conspiracy between speech and action to cheat the
Why, he said, we think that you are lazy, and mean to cheat us out of a whole chapter which is a very important part of the story; and you fancy that we shall not notice your airy way of proceeding; as if it were self-evident to everybody, that in the matter of women and children `friends have all things in common.
The cheat, the defaulter, the gambler, cannot extort the knowledge of material and moral nature which his honest care and pains yield to the operative.
The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
Follow but my counsel, and I will show you a way to empty the pocket of a queer cull without any danger of the nubbing cheat.
Company was irksome to me; when alone, I could fill my mind with the sights of heaven and earth; the voice of Henry soothed me, and I could thus cheat myself into a transitory peace.
On the contrary, the women have ten thousand times the more reason to be wary and backward, by how much the hazard of being betrayed is the greater; and would the ladies consider this, and act the wary part, they would discover every cheat that offered; for, in short, the lives of very few men nowadays will bear a character; and if the ladies do but make a little inquiry, they will soon be able to distinguish the men and deliver themselves.
Why, good people, when he comes smoothly spinning through the Yard to-night, like a slow-going benevolent Humming-Top, and when you come about him with your complaints of the Grubber, you don't know what a cheat the Proprietor is
But I'll make you care, you cheat," said Tom, collaring Bob and shaking him.