Definition Of deceive


(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 deceive

  • 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.

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

  • But a word of caution - the season continues well into November so don't let the good start deceive you.

  • Certain features will remain constant: that we have vulnerable bodies, are mortal, are capable of acquiring new skills, that we are deceivable and vulnerable to duress.

  • Don't let its looks deceive you: aloe vera is, in fact, a member of the lily family.

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