What does delude mean?

Definitions for delude

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word delude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceive, lead on, delude, cozenverb

    be false to; be dishonest with


  1. deludeverb

    To deceive someone into believing something which is false.

  2. Etymology: From deludo

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DELUDEverb

    Etymology: deludo, Latin.

    O, give me leave, I have deluded you;
    ’Twas neither Charles, nor yet the duke I nam’d,
    But Reignier, king of Naples, that prevail’d. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Let not the Trojans, with a feign’d pretence
    Of proffer’d peace, delude the Latian prince. John Dryden, Æn.


  1. delude

    Delude refers to the act of deceiving or misleading someone into believing something that is not true. It involves creating a false impression or fostering untrue beliefs, often for personal gain or advantage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deludeverb

    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. Deludeverb

    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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Delude is ranked #32438 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Delude surname appeared 709 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Delude.

    90.5% or 642 total occurrences were White.
    4.2% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.9% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for delude »

  1. dueled

  2. eluded

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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. Joe Manchin:

    We need some good rules changes, i wouldn't want to delude anybody into thinking this is easy, but we're trying to come to a place where 50 senators can support two bills -- the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Act -- and with a change in the rules, so we can get the votes to pass these bills into law.

  2. Silvio Brusaferro:

    We must not delude ourselves that a slowdown of the spread may lead us to slow down the measures of social distancing that we have adopted.

  3. Hedrick Smith:

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

  4. Jane Wagner:

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

  5. Henry C. Blinn:

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

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    A usurious
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