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deceive

de·ceive

deceive

 
 
pronunciation:
dih siv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deceived, deceives, deceiving
definition: to cause to believe something that is not true; trick or fool.
He deceived us about his age.The restaurant deceived its customers into thinking its fish was fresh.
synonyms:
cheat, fool, mislead, trick
antonyms:
disillusion
similar words:
bluff, double-cross, mock, outwit, swindle
derivations: deceivingly (adv.), deceivability (n.), deceiver (n.)
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The word deceive contains the following parts:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch