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|part of speech:
||deceived, deceives, deceiving
||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.
- cheat, fool, mislead, trick
- similar words:
- bluff, double-cross, mock, outwit, swindle
||deceivingly (adv.), deceivability (n.), deceiver (n.)