Definition Of deceives


(of a person) cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage.

I didn't intend to deceive people into thinking it was French champagne

Example Of deceives

  • A person who has actually been deceived by their partner feels threatened, robbed, deceived and cheated, and is left feeling jealous and torn between love and hate.

  • After watching the pilot DVD in stunned silence, I had to check a few episodes on disk 2 of the four DVD set, just to make sure that my eyes hadn't deceived me.

  • Anyone who thinks that's how it's going to be is deceiving themselves .

  • ‘I was deceived by this person, and I want my money back,’ Mr Khudier said.

  • ‘It's difficult to catch someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you,’ Mr. Rosenstiel said.

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