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1. delude

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

Synonyms

  • fox
  • cheat
  • deceive
  • pull a fast one on
  • 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

  • orient
  • square shooter
  • undercharge
  • top

Etymology

  • deludo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Delude

  • misconstrued
  • yongchaiyudh
  • construed
  • protrude
  • preclude
  • extrude
  • exclude
  • conclude
  • ballyhooed
  • unglued
  • subdued
  • shampooed
  • seclude
  • reviewed
  • obtrude
  • nonfood
  • maksoud
  • intrude
  • include
  • imbued
  • eschewed
  • debuted
  • tattooed
  • spewed
  • skewed
  • screwed
  • renewed
  • pursued
  • masoud
  • masood

Sentences with delude


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
According to Psychology Today, some psychiatrists suggest that depressed individuals delude themselves far less than their non-depressed peers.

2. Verb, base form
The stinky stuff may delude the birds into believing there is a wild and predacious canine nearby.

Quotes about delude


1. It is difficult to see ourselves as we are. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have good friends, lovers or others who will do us the good service of telling us the truth about ourselves. When we don't, we can so easily delude ourselves, lose a sense of truth about ourselves, and our conscience loses power and purpose. Mostly, we tell ourselves what we would like to hear. We lose our way.
- Jon Katz

2. But shortcuts are dangerous; we cannot delude ourselves that our knowledge is further along than it actually is.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life

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