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Definition 1: cause someone to believe an untruth - [verb of communication]

Samples where deceive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

Synonyms for deceive in the sense of this definition

(deceive is a kind of ...) give false or misleading information to

(... is a kind of deceive ) pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

"She posed as the Czar's daughter"

(... is a kind of deceive ) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

"He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"

(... is a kind of deceive ) fool or hoax

"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"

Synonyms for deceive in the sense of this definition

(deceive is a kind of ...) make a victim of

"I was victimized by this con-man"

(... is a kind of deceive ) deliver to an enemy by treachery

"Judas sold Jesus" "The spy betrayed his country"

(... is a kind of deceive ) take or catch as if in a snare or trap

"I was set up!" "The innocent man was framed by the police"

(... is a kind of deceive ) subject to a playful hoax or joke

(... is a kind of deceive ) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

"She cheats on her husband" "Might her husband be wandering?"

(... is a kind of deceive ) make a fool or dupe of

(... is a kind of deceive ) deceive somebody

"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

(... is a kind of deceive ) act as a shill

"This man shilled and bid for an expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up"

(... is a kind of deceive ) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

(... is a kind of deceive ) trick or deceive

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