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Meaning of DELUDE

Pronunciation:  di'lood

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be false to; be dishonest with

DELUDE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cozen, deceive, lead on
 See Also: befool, betray, cheat, cheat on, chisel, cuckold, ensnare, entrap, fob, fool, fox, frame, gull, hoax, humbug, play a joke on, play a trick on, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, sell, set up, shill, trick, victimise, victimize, wander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*lude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deluded}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deluding}.] [L. deludere, delusum; de- + ludere to play,
make sport of, mock. See {Ludicrous}.]
1. 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.

         To delude the nation by an airy phantom. --Burke.

2. To frustrate or disappoint.

         It deludes thy search.                --Dryden.

Syn: To mislead; deceive; beguile; cajole; cheat; dupe. See

Thesaurus Terms
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