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synonyms for deceive
- be dishonest
- beat out of
- cross up
- impose upon
- lead on
- play joke on
- pull fast one
- put on
- put up a smokescreen
- suck in
- take advantage of
- take for
- take for ride
- take in
- take to cleaners
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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.The Easy Part Of The Economic Recovery Might Be Over | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | September 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
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 settlement | rhhackettfortune | August 28, 2020 | Fortune
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.
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 Mess | Voice of San Diego | June 23, 2020 | Voice 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 Finances | Will Huntsberry | June 23, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
He's polite and amusing, inventing comic voices to deceive friends.
What: Your eyes do not deceive you: Fishman is looking into more than one thing.
When we meet thus, when we do honor to the dead in terms that must sometimes embrace the living, we do not deceive ourselves.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary | Malcolm Jones | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you deceive your children about Santa, you may give them a more thrilling experience of Christmas.
Then again … as I said, for a forgery to deceive at all, it has to preserve a great many features of a genuine object.
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.Children's Ways | James Sully
There, if his eyes did not deceive him, were evidences of mortar dislodged by nefarious toes.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
It was not possible to deceive himself an instant longer, for the naked truth lay staring into his eyes.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Only I fear they will not profit us much; for if my eyes deceive me not, both are already captured.
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