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deceive

verb

1 deceive

Be false to; be dishonest with.

synonyms: cozen, delude, lead on.

Roget 495: be erroneous etc. adj.. cause error; mislead, misguide; lead astray, lead into error; beguile, misinform etc. (misteach) 538; delude; ... show more

Roget 538: misinform, misteach, misdescribe, misinstruct, miscorrect; misdirect, misguide; pervert; put on a false scent, throw off the scent, throw off the trail; deceive etc. 545; ... show more

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Dutch: bedriegen, misleiden



2 deceive

Cause someone to believe an untruth:
— The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house.

synonyms: betray, lead astray.

Dutch: bedonderen, bedriegen, beduvelen, belazeren, besjoemelen, besodemieteren, kloten, naaien, oetsen, rollen ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abuse, bamboozle, be untruthful, befool, beguile, betray, bitch, bluff, bunk, cajole, cheat, cheat on, circumvent, con, conjure, cozen, debauch, defile, deflower, defraud ... show more.

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