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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: influence by slyness [syn: juggle, beguile, hoodwink]
2: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well" [syn: bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: 1hood + wink Date: 1562 1. archaic blindfold 2. obsolete hide 3. to deceive by false appearance ; dupe hoodwinker noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. deceive, delude. Etymology: orig. 'blindfold', f. HOOD(1) n. + WINK

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hoodwink Hood"wink, v. t. [Hood + wink.] 1. To blind by covering the eyes. We will blind and hoodwink him. --Shak. 2. To cover; to hide. [Obs.] --Shak. 3. To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon. ``Hoodwinked with kindness.'' --Sir P. Sidney.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hoodwinks, hoodwinking, hoodwinked) If someone hoodwinks you, they trick or deceive you. People expect others to be honest, which is why conmen find it so easy to hoodwink people... = con VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Blind, blindfold. 2. Cover, hide, conceal, cloak. 3. Deceive, cheat, delude, dupe, gull, cozen, fool, befool, trick, circumvent, overreach, chouse, impose upon, make a fool of, play a trick upon, pull wool over one's eyes.

Moby Thesaurus

bamboozle, bandage, bedazzle, befool, benight, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, chicane, con, darken, daze, dazzle, deceive, defraud, delude, deprive of sight, dim, dupe, eclipse, excecate, flimflam, fool, glare, gouge, gull, hoax, humbug, make blind, mislead, obscure, outwit, rook, snow, snow-blind, strike blind, suck in, trick



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