What does deceive mean?

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dɪˈsivde·ceive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceive, lead on, delude, cozenverb

    be false to; be dishonest with

  2. deceive, betray, lead astrayverb

    cause someone to believe an untruth

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

Wiktionary

  1. deceiveverb

    To trick or mislead.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DECEIVEverb

    Etymology: decipio, Latin.

    Some have been apt to be deceived into an opinion, that there was a natural or divine right of primogeniture to both estate and power. John Locke.

    The Turkish general, deceived of his expectation, withdrew his fleet twelve miles off. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    I now believ’d
    The happy day approach’d, nor are my hopes deceiv’d. Dryd.

    They rais’d a feeble cry with trembling notes,
    But the weak voice deceiv’d their gasping throats. John Dryden, Æn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceiveverb

    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. Deceiveverb

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

  3. Deceiveverb

    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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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. Jonathan Greenberg:

    He figured out what he had to do in order to deceive me and get onto that list. And he did it very well. And he maintained that persona of just sort of talking about his assets without any sense of debt and lying about it.

  2. Mohammad Reza Naqdi:

    I think The Americans have built tricks into the deal to deceive us, we have to be very careful. We can't fall into their trap.

  3. Carl Jung:

    To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can.

  4. Proverb:

    Women naturally deceive, weep, and spin

  5. David Clohessy:

    We're saddened but not the least bit surprised, it proves what we've long maintained : that even now, under the guise of' reform,' bishops continue to deceive parishioners and the public about their ongoing efforts to hide abuse.

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