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synonyms for delude

  • dupe
  • hoodwink
  • misguide
  • mislead
  • beguile
  • betray
  • bluff
  • cheat
  • con
  • cozen
  • gull
  • hoax
  • jive
  • juggle
  • outfox
  • snow
  • trick
  • caboodle
  • disinform
  • do a number on
  • double-cross
  • illude
  • impose on
  • lead up garden path
  • mousetrap
  • play trick on
  • string along
  • sucker
  • take in
See also synonyms for: deluded / deluder / deluding

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How to use delude in a sentence

The problem is that we delude ourselves into thinking that our intentions are still selfless.
THE SIKH IDEA OF SEVA IS AN ANTIDOTE TO OUR CURRENT MALAISESIMRAN JEET SINGHJULY 26, 2022TIME
Most of us have dragged our feet and deluded ourselves for too long about the state of the world.
CALIFORNIA’S FOREVER FIREBY ELIZABETH WEIL, PROPUBLICA, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINEJANUARY 3, 2022PROPUBLICA
Don't delude yourself with the notion that she is sitting down in sackcloth and ashes with her past!
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The reader would smile to read the infatuated simple reasons with which the bishop endeavoured to delude the ignorant.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
At others, I yield to a fools paradise and delude myself with impossible solutions that deceive me but for an hour.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
But, in any case, there is no use to delude ourselves as to what are the real qualifications of Mr. Filipino.
WHERE HALF THE WORLD IS WAKING UPCLARENCE POE
But Isaac was formed in too simple and honest a mould to delude the two women or himself with iridescent dreams of success.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, JANUARY, 1896, VOL. VI. NO. 2VARIOUS
Up to the age of forty he had been able to delude several congregations into a belief in his fitness for the sacred ministry.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
Or do you think Luckstone would have permitted him to leave this evidence lying about except to delude us?
THE SUBSTITUTE PRISONERMAX MARCIN
The very preparations that were made to delude us contained the evidence of their own clumsy manufacture.
THE SUBSTITUTE PRISONERMAX MARCIN
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WORDS RELATED TO DELUDE

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