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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
See also synonyms for: deceived / deceives / deceiving
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antonyms for deceive

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  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • protect
  • support
  • give
  • let go
  • offer
  • release
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How to use deceive in a sentence

Well, when it comes to jobs reports in this pandemic, looks can be deceiving.
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Apple is also accused of deceiving consumers about the headphones’ durability and sweat-resistance.
OWN APPLE POWERBEATS 2 EARPHONES? HERE’S HOW TO CLAIM YOUR SHARE OF A $9.75 MILLION SETTLEMENTRHHACKETTFORTUNEAUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
Well, as far as we can tell, the earliest meaning of bamboozle was "to deceive by trickery, hoodwink," which is why some believe that it arose among the criminals of the underworld.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD “BAMBOOZLE”?BRIGID WALSHJULY 26, 2020EVERYTHING AFTER Z
The most serious allegation in the report suggests district administrators deceived a credit rating agency before issuing millions of dollars of bonds in 2018.
MORNING REPORT: REPORT FINDS EVIDENCE OF FRAUD IN SWEETWATER BUDGET MESSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJUNE 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The most damning section of the audit suggests that district administrators knowingly deceived a credit rating agency just before they issued millions of dollars in bonds.
AUDIT FINDS SWEETWATER OFFICIALS DELIBERATELY MANIPULATED FINANCESWILL HUNTSBERRYJUNE 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
So that was one example where it was very clear that Xi was deceiving the United States.
WILL COVID-19 SPARK A COLD WAR (OR WORSE) WITH CHINA? (EP. 414)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAPRIL 23, 2020FREAKONOMICS
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
There, if his eyes did not deceive him, were evidences of mortar dislodged by nefarious toes.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It was not possible to deceive himself an instant longer, for the naked truth lay staring into his eyes.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DECEIVE

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bilk
  • con
  • confound
  • confuse
  • deceive
  • defraud
  • delude
  • dupe
  • flimflam
  • hoax
  • hoodwink
  • hornswoggle
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • stump
  • swindle
  • trick
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