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Delude definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DELUDE, v.t.
1. To deceive; to impose on; to lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgement; to beguile. Cheat is generally applied to deception in bargains; delude, to deception in opinion. An artful man deludes his followers. We are often deluded by false appearances.
2. To frustrate or disappoint.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: be false to; be dishonest with [syn: deceive, lead on, delude, cozen]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (deluded; deluding) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin deludere, from de- + ludere to play more at ludicrous Date: 15th century 1. to mislead the mind or judgment of ; deceive, trick 2. obsolete a. frustrate, disappoint b. evade, elude Synonyms: see deceive deluder noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. deceive or mislead (deluded by false optimism). Derivatives: deluder n. Etymology: ME f. L deludere mock (as DE-, ludere lus- play)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Delude De*lude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Deluding.] [L. deludere, delusum; de- + ludere to play, make sport of, mock. See Ludicrous.] 1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of. To delude the nation by an airy phantom. --Burke. 2. To frustrate or disappoint. It deludes thy search. --Dryden. Syn: To mislead; deceive; beguile; cajole; cheat; dupe. See Deceive.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(deludes, deluding, deluded) 1. If you delude yourself, you let yourself believe that something is true, even though it is not true. The President was deluding himself if he thought he was safe from such action... We delude ourselves that we are in control... I had deluded myself into believing that it would all come right in the end. VERB: V pron-refl, V pron-refl that, V pron-refl into -ing 2. To delude someone into thinking something means to make them believe what is not true. Television deludes you into thinking you have experienced reality, when you haven't... He had been unwittingly deluded by their mystical nonsense. = deceive VERB: V n into -ing, be V-ed

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Deceive, beguile, mislead, cheat, cozen, chouse, gull, dupe, circumvent, overreach, trick, impose upon, lead astray, lead into error.

Moby Thesaurus

bamboozle, beguile, betray, bluff, cajole, cheat on, circumvent, conjure, deceive, diddle, double-cross, dupe, forestall, gammon, get around, gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, let down, mock, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pigeon, play one false, put something over, snow, string along, take in, trick, two-time

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