deceive, lead on, delude, cozen(verb)
be false to; be dishonest with
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"
To trick or mislead.
Origin: deceyven, from deceivre (Modern French décevoir), from decipere, from de- + capere; see captive. Compare conceive, perceive, receive.
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
to beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception
to deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, deceptum—de, from capĕre, to take, catch.]
The numerical value of deceive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of deceive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It could be a concerted attempt to deceive.
We are never deceived we deceive ourselves.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
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- мамя, измамвамBulgarian
- decebreCatalan, Valencian
- klamat, oklamatCzech
- betrügen, täuschenGerman
- burlar, engañarSpanish
- pettää, johtaa harhaan, huijataFinnish
- tromper, leurrerFrench
- meallScottish Gaelic
- átver, megtéveszt, becsapHungarian
- խաբել, մոլորեցնելArmenian
- 騙す, 欺くJapanese
- decipio, mentiorLatin
- apmānīt, maldinātLatvian
- bedriegen, misleidenDutch
- înșela, amăgiRomanian
- обманывать, обманутьRussian
- nasamáriti, nasamarívatiSerbo-Croatian
- دھوکہ دیناUrdu
- lừa dốiVietnamese
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