What does deceive mean?

Definitions for deceive
dɪˈsivde·ceive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deceive.

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. Rachel Dolezal:

    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.

  2. Albert Camus:

    We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

  3. Kevin Haley:

    We of course do not want to block customers from running legitimate programs on their computers [ but ] it can be difficult to separate incompetent from attempts to deceive, it’s not untypical for these programs to find [ many ] ‘ errors ’ or ‘ issues ’ that are actually quite trivial.

  4. Plato:

    To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of deceive

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