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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceive, lead on, delude, cozen(verb)

    be false to; be dishonest with


  1. delude(Verb)

    To deceive someone into believing something which is false.

  2. Origin: From deludo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delude(verb)

    to lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of

  2. Delude(verb)

    to frustrate or disappoint

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delude

    de-lūd′, v.t. to play or impose upon: to deceive.—adj. Delud′able.—n. Delud′er. [L. deludĕre, to play—de, down, ludĕre, lusum, to play.]

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  1. eluded

  2. dueled

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delude in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of delude in a Sentence

  1. Jane Wagner:

    The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.

  2. Jane Wagner:

    Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool.

  3. Henry C. Blinn:

    Mistakes live in the neighbourhood of truth and therefore delude us.

  4. Hedrick Smith:

    Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.

  5. Mahabharata:

    In youth a man is deluded by other ideas than those which delude him in middle life, and again in his decay he embraces other ideas.

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