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 for To con answer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Con \Con\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Conning.] [AS. cunnan to know, be able, and (derived from
     this) cunnian to try, test. See Can, v. t. & i.]
     1. To know; to understand; to acknowledge. [Obs.]
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              Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill.   --Spenser.
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              They say they con to heaven the highway. --Spenser.
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     2. To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit
        to memory; to regard studiously.
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              Fixedly did look
              Upon the muddy waters which he conned
              As if he had been reading in a book.  --Wordsworth.
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              I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson.
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     To con answer, to be able to answer. [Obs.]
     To con thanks, to thank; to acknowledge obligation. [Obs.]
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