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Delude meaning

delude - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. To frustrate or disappoint.
  3. 3. To cheat; beguile; deceive; as, to delude oneself with false hopes.
  4. 4. To cheat; mislead.

delude - examples of usage

  1. Thus these craven spirits combined to delude and deceive the helpless woman of whom half an hour before they had stood in such abject terror. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  2. " Before everything else, it is indispensable that we should never delude ourselves about the position which we occupy. - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
  3. Then, in league with the elves, they began also to delude misers and make them believe that much money makes men happy. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
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