What does deceive mean?

Definitions for deceive
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. Proverb:

    Who are ready to believe, are easy to deceive.

  2. Dawn Laguens:

    The latest tape has at least 20 substantial and unexplained edits. Previous tapes released by this extremist group were heavily edited in order to distort what the people on the tapes actually said, these videos are intended to shock and deceive the public. For example, one video was edited to make it look like a doctor said she would.

  3. The Taliban:

    This election process is nothing more than a ploy to deceive the common people ... for satisfying the ego of a limited number of sham politicians.

  4. 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.

  5. Greek Proverb:

    To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.

Images & Illustrations of deceive

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