Deceive Synonyms and Antonyms
Part of speech:
Synonyms for Deceive
To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
To trick is defined as to make an illusion, or to play a joke or prank.
To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
To fleece is defined as to trick someone, or to shave the wool off of a animal.
To deceive by trickery; fool; mislead
To fool is defined as to trick or lie to.
To take away or hold back property, rights, etc. from by fraud; cheat
To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive
To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
To deprive of something injuriously:
To work something with a chisel.
To cheat or defraud of money or property.
To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap.
To catch in or as in a trap
To surround or circle around
(Slang) To be sexually promiscuous.
lie-to (Nautical, of a ship) To have the sails arranged so as to counteract each other. To abate, to cease gradually.
To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone:
(Slang) To baffle, bewilder, bluff, or overawe
(Slang) To cheat, especially by overcharging.
To manage to get away from; elude
To gouge is defined as to create a dent or a disfiguring rough hole or groove, or to cheat someone by charging higher prices than what is fair.
(Slang) To cheat or swindle, esp. by overcharging
To cover with a skin or a similar layer:
(Sports) To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
To irritate or inflame, as by chafing or sunburn.
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
shake down (By extension) To get money from someone using threats.
(Informal) To thwart or defeat
(Slang) To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means:
(Idiomatic) To keep somebody falsely believing that one has certain intentions.
Snow is defined as to shower, fall or cover with a frozen water vapor substance from the sky, or to say or do something to deceive someone.
To cause (someone) to become involved in something they are reluctant to do.
The definition of jive is to talk in a way that is insincere or exaggerated in an attempt to fool people.
(Informal) To persuade with fast, smooth, but often deceitful talk
To be approved of; gain acceptance:
pull the wool over one's eyes
give someone the run-around
bleed-white (Figuratively, informal) To cause someone hardship by cutting all their supplies off. (Idiomatic) To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain. To let someone or something come in; to admit someone or something in.
Alternative form of make a monkey out of.
The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
To bluff is to pretend something that is not true. To accidentally or intentionally confuse.
(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
(Stud Poker) To bluff when one holds four cards of the same suit (four flush) instead of the five in a true flush
Gull is defined as to trick.
In opposition or disagreement; against:
To present in a favorable light.
Tempting strongly; highly attractive; charming (Freemasonry, of a person or lodge) Not recognized as a regular member.
The definition of deceitful is someone or something intentionally untruthful or intended to mislead.
Deceiving or intended to deceive
Tending to mislead; deceptive:
(Rare) Fawning or flattering
The definition of mendacious describes a dishonest person or thing.
Hard to deal with, complicated
The definition of camouflage refers to the process of making something less obvious such as military dress that allows soldiers to blend in with their surroundings, animal coloring that allows animals to blend in and actions taken to hide your true intentions. The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
Deceit is defined as the act of being dishonest using a trick or telling a lie.
Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone. (Uncountable) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture
Meaningless words used as a formula by conjurers
(Figuratively) A delusion, a false hope.
The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
Lack of direction or purpose
The quality or state of being mendacious
(Math.) Deviation of a line or plane from the perpendicular or parallel
(Law) Specifically, in warfare, an illegitimate act of deception, such as using symbols like the Red Cross or white flag to gain proximity to an enemy for purposes of attack.
Sleight of hand; legerdemain
The use of a computer to calculate, by means of extrapolation, the effect of a given physical process
The state or quality of being sinuous
To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
A village of southern Ireland near Cork. Blarney Castle (dating from the 15th century) is the site of the Blarney Stone, said to impart powers of eloquence and persuasion.
To coax with flattery and insincere talk; wheedle
Dissemble is defined as to hide or be dishonest about your true motives, feelings or beliefs.
To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance.
To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position.
To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk:
Masquerade is defined as to wear a disguise or pretend to be someone else.
To be an improper or bad representative of
(Sports) To catch (a ball) immediately after it has hit the ground. To seize or intercept a object moving through the air (or, sometimes, some other medium). syn. transl. [from 16th c.] Synonym Study
implies a breaking of faith while appearing to be loyal To
is to fool someone so completely that what is false is accepted as being true
implies the use of wiles and enticing prospects in deceiving or misleading beguiled by promises of a fortune To
is to cause to follow the wrong course or to err in conduct or action, although not always by deliberate deception misled by the sign into going to the wrong floor
implies the often deliberate misrepresentation of facts by words, actions, etc., frequently to further one's ends deceived into buying fraudulent stocks
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