Translation of defraud in Spanish:


estafar, v.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfrɔːd//dəˈfrɔd/

transitive verb

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    (person) estafar
    to defraud the state defraudar al estado
    • to defraud sb of sth estafarle algo a algn
    • Of course, a fraud may have more than one object; you can defraud two people.
    • We were defrauded and suffered from malfeasance and abuse.
    • If an American is defrauded, the U.S. company that farmed out the work is legally responsible.
    • Five men were charged with conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.
    • It is not that he was trying to defraud anyone, it is just that he was a poor businessman and was always spending more money than he had.
    • Five men deny conspiracy to defraud their customers and the public between August 1995 and March 2001.
    • Two builders have been jailed for trying to defraud a pensioner of £3,000.
    • There is no offence of deceiving a machine, but there may be a conspiracy to defraud a machine's owner.
    • In 2000 a dot-com executive defrauded me of $2,000 in article fees for the same reason.
    • Social Welfare Minister Dermot Ahern said the figures showed people who abused the system were also defrauding taxpayers of money.
    • Some claim that he was defrauded of a large sum of money because of his naiveté.
    • He spent five years in prison for allegedly defrauding his followers of about $158 million.
    • Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money may have been defrauded from an adult education scheme, a spending watchdog has found.
    • This 10 year old scam has defrauded folks out of tens of millions of dollars.
    • The fraudsters do not have to intend to defraud the victim as the primary purpose of the exercise.
    • So he wasn't really defrauding his master, just protecting himself.
    • She was upset at the Bank which she thought was defrauding her.
    • Their goal is identity theft, and to defraud the person who has become infected with the virus.
    • But the circumstances surrounding the case clearly showed that brokerage firms were not defrauding anyone.
    • They are schemes that are designed with the intention not of doing a real transaction but of defrauding the people who invest in them.