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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.

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

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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Appearances can easily deceive anyone except a blind person.

  2. Bill Priestap:

    The Chinese's an open secret that relevant Bill Priestap government agencies have long engaged in large-scale and organized cyber theft and surveillance against foreign governments, companies and individuals, the' cyber theft' accusations against The Chinese by Bill Priestap are purely groundless counter-charges and can deceive no one but The Chinese.

  3. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi:

    Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.

  4. Shannon Stewart:

    Today's society has decided it's better to assume, deceive or lie to ourselves to spare our own feelings. When accepted the truth will set us free. Anything aside from that will torment us. Feelings are made from thoughts; thoughts can be controled. We fall in love because we THINK about how wonderful someone is; we hate because we can't stop THINKING about what they did to us. In the end, WE control our own thoughts and feelings.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who could actually see can't believe as how the large majority of people deceive only themselves by not being true to ownselves.

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    • A. naiant
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    • C. askant
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