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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


Antonymsundeceive









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