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Deceive (IPA: /dɪˈsiv/)


Deceive (v. t.)

To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.

Deceive (v. t.)

To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.

Deceive (v. t.)

To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.

Deceive Synonyms

Lead Astray, Betray

Deceive Synonyms

Cozen, Delude, Lead On

Spanish Translation

Deceive in Spanish is Engañar

Tagalog Translation

Deceive in Tagalog is Dayain

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [W]e avenge intelligence when we deceive a fool, and the victory is worth the trouble[.]" - Giacomo Casanova

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human." - Artificial intelligence

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Half the work done in the world is there to deceive you." - Anonymous

Example Sentence (Quote)

" It's the easiest Thing in the World for a Man to deceive himself." - Poor Richard's Almanack

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Let no man deceive you with vain words." - Words


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