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Definition 1: entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken - [verb of communication]

(lead on is a kind of ...) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

"He lured me into temptation"

Synonyms for lead on in the sense of this definition

(lead on is a kind of ...) make a victim of

"I was victimized by this con-man"

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

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

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

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

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

(... is a kind of lead on ) make a fool or dupe of

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

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

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

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

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

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