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dɪˈsivde·ceive

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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.

    Etymology: 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.]

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How to say deceive in sign language?

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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

Examples of deceive in a Sentence

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Don’t deceive yourself with you age, it is just a number.

  2. Rachel Dolezal:

    It's taken my entire life to negotiate how to identify, and I've done a lot of research and a lot of studying, 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.

  3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

  4. Sigal Mandelker:

    It's very important that these countries have important visibility into the different ways the Iranian regime uses to deceive the international community in connection with shipment of oil.

  5. Proverb:

    Women naturally deceive, weep and spin.

Images & Illustrations of deceive

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