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English verb: deceive

1. deceive (social) be false to; be dishonest with

Synonymscozen, delude, lead on

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

2. deceive (communication) cause someone to believe an untruth

SamplesThe insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house.

Synonymsbetray, lead astray

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)misinform, mislead

Narrower (hyponym)bamboozle, befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, hoodwink, impersonate, lead by the nose, personate, play false, pose, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, snow, take in


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