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1. deceive

verb. ['dɪˈsiːv'] be false to; be dishonest with.

Synonyms

  • fox
  • cheat
  • pull a fast one on
  • delude
  • gull
  • shill
  • cheat on
  • frame
  • victimize
  • pull someone's leg
  • lead on
  • entrap
  • trick
  • hoax
  • cozen
  • fool
  • flim-flam
  • set up
  • befool
  • play tricks
  • play a joke on
  • fob
  • humbug
  • play a trick on
  • sell
  • victimise
  • wander
  • chisel
  • ensnare
  • cuckold

Antonyms

  • right
  • lose
  • disarrange
  • disorder

Etymology

  • deceyven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deceivre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Deceive

  • preconceive
  • misconceive
  • satanjeev
  • misperceive
  • disbelieve
  • vancleve
  • tel-aviv
  • maharive
  • interweave
  • interleave
  • sanjiv
  • retrieve
  • reprieve
  • mccleave
  • conceive
  • relieve
  • receive
  • rajiv
  • perceive
  • laneve
  • geneve
  • believe
  • aggrieve
  • stieve
  • steve
  • sleeve
  • shreve
  • shreeve
  • naive
  • kleve

How do you spell deceive? Is it decieve ?

A common misspelling of deceive is decieve

Example sentences of the word deceive


1. Verb, base form
Sometimes, it is an honest mistake, and people are not trying to deceive you.

2. Adjective
City, state and federal agencies are tasked with ensuring business do not lie and willfully deceive.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Don't let the name of this Allentown restaurant deceive you.

Quotes containing the word deceive


1. Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.
- Guy de Maupassant

2. Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.
- Walter Scott, Marmion

3. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.
- Carl Sagan

2. deceive

verb. ['dɪˈsiːv'] cause someone to believe an untruth.

Synonyms

  • dupe
  • cod
  • slang
  • put one over
  • impersonate
  • gull
  • pull the wool over someone's eyes
  • hoodwink
  • pose
  • lead astray
  • take in
  • play false
  • personate
  • put on
  • lead by the nose
  • fool
  • befool
  • snow
  • mislead
  • bamboozle
  • put one across
  • misinform

Antonyms

  • orient
  • square shooter
  • undercharge
  • top

Etymology

  • deceyven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deceivre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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