What does deceive mean?

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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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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. 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.

  2. Demosthenes:

    The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.

  3. Carl Jung:

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

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Plains deceive you; they cause you to think that life is easy! Mountains never deceive you; they teach you the realties! Go to the mountains!

  5. 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.

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