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Definitions of deceive

  1. cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be false to; be dishonest with Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cheat; to mislead or cause to err; delude; impose upon; disappoint. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Deceiver. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To mislead or cause to err: to cheat: to disappoint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To mislead; impose on; cheat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To mislead, as by falsehood; impose upon; delude. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To mislead; to impose on; to beguile; to disappoint. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To mislead the mind; to cause to believe what is false, or not to believe what is true; to impose on; to cheat; to disappoint. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. de-s[=e]v', v.t. to mislead or cause to err: to cheat: to disappoint.--adj. DECEIV'ABLE, that may be deceived: exposed to imposture.--n. DECEIV'ABLENESS.--adj. DECEIV'ABLY.--n. DECEIV'ER. [Fr. décevoir--L. decip[)e]re, deceptum--de, from cap[)e]re, to take, catch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Persuade of what is false, mislead, (d. oneself. juggle with one\'s own convictions, also be mistaken); use deceit; disappoint (esp. hopes). So deceivable a., deceiver n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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