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noun     fraud pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the crime of obtaining money from someone by tricking them
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to fraud
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the action of producing false documents or information in order to get what you want

    electoral fraud

  3. 3
    [countable] someone who pretends to be an official or professional person in order to trick people
    1. a.
      something that is not what people claim it is, and is designed to trick people

      The whole research program was an elaborate fraud.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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