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delude

de·lude

delude

 
 
pronunciation:
d lud
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deluded, deludes, deluding
definition: to cause to hold a false belief; mislead; deceive.
He deluded the couple into thinking that the scheme was a wise investment.
similar words:
betray, bluff, deceive, mock
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derivations: deludingly (adv.), deluder (n.)
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