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deceive

de·ceive

deceive

 
pronunciation:
dih siv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deceived, deceives, deceiving
definition: to lead (a person) to believe something that is untrue; mislead; trick; defraud.
He deceived his parents about his job because he was ashamed of it.He deceived these women into thinking that he had never been married before.She thought she could deceive her boss by telling him that she was ill.
synonyms:
betray, cheat, chicane, defraud, delude, dupe, fool, hoodwink, humbug, misinform, mislead, play someone false, trick, victimize
antonyms:
disillusion, undeceive
similar words:
bamboozle, beguile, bilk, bluff, con, cozen, double-cross, entrap, fast-talk, flimflam, gull, hoax, jive, lead on, mock, outwit, rook, shaft, snooker, sucker, swindle, two-time
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in misleading; act or speak untruthfully.
He's charming and finds it easy to deceive.
synonyms:
cheat, chicane, humbug, lie, prevaricate
similar words:
bluff, fool, jive, snow, 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