AskDefine | Define delude

Dictionary Definition

delude v : be false to; be dishonest with [syn: deceive, lead on, cozen]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From deludo#Latin

Pronunciation

  • a RP /dɪˈluːd/|/dɪˈljuːd/
  • a US /dɪˈluːd/|/dəˈluːd/
  • Rhymes with: -uːd

Verb

  1. To deceive someone into believing something which is false.

Synonyms

Translations

to deceive

Italian

Verb form

delude

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bamboozle, beguile, betray, bluff, cajole, cheat on, circumvent, conjure, deceive, diddle, double-cross, dupe, forestall, gammon, get around, gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, let down, mock, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pigeon, play one false, put something over, snow, string along, take in, trick, two-time
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