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English verb: lead on

1. lead on (communication) entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)entice, lure, tempt

2. lead on (social) be false to; be dishonest with


Synonymscozen, deceive, delude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)victimise, victimize


Narrower (hyponym)befool, betray, betray, cheat, cheat, cheat on, chisel, cuckold, ensnare, entrap, flim-flam, fob, fool, fox, frame, gull, hoax, humbug, play a joke on, play a joke on, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, sell, set up, shill, trick, wander









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