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deceive

[ dih-seev ]SEE DEFINITION OF deceive

Synonyms for deceive

  • betray
  • cheat
  • circumvent
  • defraud
  • delude
  • disappoint
  • dupe
  • entrap
  • falsify
  • fool
  • hoodwink
  • swindle
  • trick
  • victimize
  • bamboozle
  • beat
  • beguile
  • bilk
  • buffalo
  • burn
  • clip
  • con
  • cozen
  • ensnare
  • fake
  • fleece
  • gouge
  • gull
  • hoax
  • hook
  • humbug
  • outwit
  • rob
  • scam
  • screw
  • sell
  • skin
  • beat out of
  • cross up
  • double-cross
  • impose upon
  • lead on
  • play joke on
  • pull fast one
  • put on
  • suck in
  • take advantage of
  • take for
  • take for ride
  • take in
  • take to cleaners
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Antonyms for deceive

  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • protect
  • support
  • be honest
  • give
  • let go
  • offer
  • release
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECEIVE

I have more than once tried to deceive you, but you will feel that I am not now speaking falsely.

But even in early manhood he never sought to deceive himself.

At the last push of fate Shakespeare will pose and deceive himself.

She tries to deceive Caesar as to her wealth, and is shamed by her treasurer Seleucus.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

In short, when a person is always to deceive, it is impossible to be consistent.

It is undoubtedly better to deceive him entirely, and since he will be stubborn he must be tricked.

"I would not deceive her, or any woman living, upon any account," said Vivian.

My father does not know my mind sufficiently, therefore he may deceive you; but I will not.

But I am sure I never wished, I never intended, to deceive you.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French decevoir (12c., Modern French décevoir) "to deceive," from Latin decipere "to ensnare, take in, beguile, cheat," from de- "from" or pejorative + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Deceived; deceiver; deceiving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECEIVE

bamboozle

verbfool; cheat
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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