What does deceive mean?

Definitions for deceivedɪˈsiv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deceive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceive, lead on, delude, cozen(verb)

    be false to; be dishonest with

  2. deceive, betray, lead astray(verb)

    cause someone to believe an untruth

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

Wiktionary

  1. deceive(Verb)

    To trick or mislead.

  2. Origin: deceyven, from deceivre (Modern French décevoir), from decipere, from de- + capere; see captive. Compare conceive, perceive, receive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceive(verb)

    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

  2. Deceive(verb)

    to beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception

  3. Deceive(verb)

    to deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deceive

    de-sēv′, 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. decipĕre, deceptumde, from capĕre, to take, catch.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

  2. Mark Twain:

    When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

  3. Shlomo Touboul:

    I’m strongly positive about our security, we know for sure that we could deceive them at any point in their moves.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Plains deceive you; they cause you to think that life is easy! Mountains never deceive you; they teach you the realties! Go to the mountains!

  5. Rachel Dolezal:

    I could have a long conversation, an academic conversation about that. I don't know. I just feel like I didn't mislead anybody; I didn't deceive anybody.

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