1. [ verb ] act with artful deceit
Related terms: cheat scam
2. [ verb ] be false to; be dishonest with
Synonyms: deceive delude lead_on
Related terms: victimize fool betray ensnare cheat trick cheat_on hoax shill humbug misrepresentation delusion deception
3. [ verb ] cheat or trick

"He cozened the money out of the old man"

Related terms: win cheat
Similar spelling:   Coxon