HyperDic: delude

English > 1 sense of the word delude:
VERBsocialdelude, deceive, lead on, cozenbe false to
delude > pronunciation
Soundsdihluw'd
Rhymesaccrued ... vicissitude: 66 rhymes with uwd...
English > delude: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningBe false to; be dishonest with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdeceive, lead on, cozen
Entailed bycheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Narrowerbetray, selldeliver to an enemy by treachery
cheat, chiselEngage in deceitful behavior
cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wanderBe sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
ensnare, entrap, frame, set upTake or catch as if in a snare or trap
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick ondeceive somebody
fool, gull, befoolmake a fool or dupe of
hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke onsubject to a playful hoax or joke
humbugtrick or deceive
shillact as a shill
Broadervictimize, victimisemake a victim / victim of
Spanishburlar, engañar
Catalanenganyar, enredar
Adjectivesdelusiveinappropriate to reality or facts
delusorycausing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
Nounsdelusionthe act of deluding
delusiona mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
delusion(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

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