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Why is the word free a con?

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February 08, 2014 10:03AM

If you are talking from a marketing point of view, obviously nothing is free. The word can be a marketing ploy to sucker people into some other sales 'close', or to get them exposed to some different market. Also, a company may be willing to lose money giving away free items if they can get people to buy new, different, or higher-priced products. You might get a free item, but then once you use their products, you are in essence paying for what they gave you.

If you are talking from a political or geo/political point of view: It's not a con to people who understand it. There is no such thing as total freedom. That is clear to young grade school children with average intelligence. When living in a society of hundreds of millions of people, and in a world of billions, every nation and every individual must understand many levels of compromise. Considering the many versions of oppression being advanced today, I would choose an imperfect freedom over an imperfect surrender.

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CON. Came from the word convict which was once you were convited and sent to prison you became a con. not because you were a con..lol

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"con" Con is the Spanish word for "with". con

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the plural for con is cons.

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The root word of Con can mean -with, together or throughly.

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A four letter word for con game is scam.

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no con is not a prefix because a prefix is something that you add to the root word at the front

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"Con" is the spanish word for "with".

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Pretty much the same thing as the word 'con', as in 'pros and cons'. Contradict, converse (not the brand), etc.

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The word "con" means "with" in English, and the word "sordina" means "mute". So, the phrase con sordina means that the music is to be played "with a mute". This could be a mute on your trumpet, violin, drums, etc. Similar uses of "con": "con anima" means with spirit, "con fuoco" means with fire

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I can only think of one stem in the word "concussion" which is "con". Con means together.

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Con is the root word in that word.

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If "con" appears in a word, it usually means with or together. The word Confused means the inability to put things together, or fuse them.

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No, it is not an adjective. The word "con" is a noun (a negative, or a convict) or a verb (to swindle).

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but the latin root word is con

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no, but it's close to kahn (כאן) which means "here". If you are asking if the word "con" as in "a con job" exists in Hebrew, the term is Targil Okeytz (תרגיל עוקץ).

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con as in 'He tried to con me out of my front-row seat.' sop

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It means "with." Chili con Queso is Chili with Cheese.

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Madoff, or it could be con, con artist, or confidence man/woman.

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for prefix of con we can write the word confirm, contact, contrast and ect...

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I pronounce it con-shents. Another variation is Con-Shions.

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Con school vouchers' means 'with school vouchers' when translated into the English language. 'Con' is the Spanish word for 'with'.

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Con is the root word in that word. The base is condense.

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The word 'con' is merely an abbreviation of the Latin contra ('against")