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Another word for deceive

  1. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation

      1. A five-card poker hand containing four cards in the same suit.
      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
      1. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
      2. To confuse; bewilder.
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. To lead in the wrong direction.
      2. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
      1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
      2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
      3. Nonsense; rubbish.
      1. To deceive or swindle by deception.
      2. To blindfold.
      3. To conceal.
      1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.
      2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion:
      3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe:
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).
      1. To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
      2. An act of betraying an ally, friend, or associate.
      3. A cross in which each parent is the product of a single cross. It can be represented as AB x CD, where A, B, C, and D are inbred lines.
      1. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
      2. To elude or evade.
      3. To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
      1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
      2. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
      3. To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
      1. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone:
      2. To make a display of aggression, as by charging or baring the teeth, as a means of intimidating another animal.
      3. To try to mislead opponents in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
      1. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
      2. To inform upon or deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance:
      3. To be false or disloyal to:
      1. To deceive by guile or charm:
      2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
      3. To distract the attention of; divert:

Another word for deceive

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Synonym Study

  • Betray implies a breaking of faith while appearing to be loyal
  • To delude is to fool someone so completely that what is false is accepted as being true
  • Beguile implies the use of wiles and enticing prospects in deceiving or misleading beguiled by promises of a fortune
  • To mislead 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
  • Deceive implies the often deliberate misrepresentation of facts by words, actions, etc., frequently to further one's ends deceived into buying fraudulent stocks