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Deceive meaning

deceive - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.
  2. 2. To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.
  3. 3. To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.
  4. 4. To mislead; impose on; cheat.

deceive - examples of usage

  1. " Perhaps," I thought, " they dropped it to deceive me." - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. For this moment he hath waited all day and he hath sought to deceive you with fair words. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. You don't even deceive yourself, not for three minutes at a stretch. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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