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Verb: deceive  di'seev
  1. Be false to; be dishonest with
    "They deceive themselves with vain hopes and wishes";
    - lead on, delude, cozen [literary]
  2. Cause someone to believe an untruth
    "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house";
    - betray, lead astray

Derived forms: deceived, deceives, deceiving

Type of: disinform, misinform, mislead, victimise [Brit], victimize

Encyclopedia: Deceive