deceive definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to think what is untrue; mislead.
    • Archaic To catch by guile; ensnare.
    • to guide into error; resulting in to believe something untrue, or disbelieve understanding true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.
    • To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the interest; to while away; to eliminate as if by deception.
    • To rob by fraud or stealth; to defraud.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to apply deceit.
    • to provide a false effect: appearances can deceive.
  • verb:
    • To deceive or mislead.
    • cause someone to believe an untruth
    • be false to; be dishonest with
  • others:
    • To mislead by an untrue appearance or declaration; cause to believe what's untrue, or to disbelieve something real; delude.
    • To cause to fail in fulfilment or realization; frustrate or dissatisfy.
    • . To simply take from; rob stealthily.
    • resulting in to pass; while away.
    • Synonyms To beguile, cheat, overreach, circumvent, dupe, fool, gull, cozen, hoodwink.
    • In fencing, to avoid, as an attack or parry, therefore causing an opponent to lose the contact or feel of your foil.

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