Deceive synonyms

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To trick is defined as to make an illusion, or to play a joke or prank.
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To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
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To cheat or defraud of money or property.
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To deceive by trickery; fool; mislead
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To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
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To fool is defined as to trick or lie to.
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To deprive of something injuriously:
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To take away or hold back property, rights, etc. from by fraud; cheat
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To injure or kill.
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To deceive with a hoax
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To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive
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To use or make use of.
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To catch in or as in a trap
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To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap.
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(Obsolete) To conceal.
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Gull is defined as to trick.
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(Archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
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To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
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To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
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To fleece is defined as to trick someone, or to shave the wool off of a animal.
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To dupe; deceive
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To surround or circle around
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(Slang) To be sexually promiscuous.
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(Nautical, of a ship) To have the sails arranged so as to counteract each other.
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To abate, to cease gradually.
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In opposition or disagreement; against:
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To defraud or embezzle.
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To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone:
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(Idiomatic) To sell or dispose of (something) with the intent to deceive; to attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine.
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(Slang) To baffle, bewilder, bluff, or overawe
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(Slang) To cheat, especially by overcharging.
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To manage to get away from; elude
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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.
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(Slang) To cheat or swindle, esp. by overcharging
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To cover with a skin or a similar layer:
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To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.
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(Sports) To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
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To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
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To irritate or inflame, as by chafing or sunburn.
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To work something with a chisel.
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(Idiomatic) To abandon or betray one's supporters or principles to seek profit or other personal advantage.
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To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
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To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
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(Idiomatic) To deceive or trick.
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(Informal) To deceive, mislead, or trick (someone).
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(By extension) To get money from someone using threats.
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(Informal) To thwart or defeat
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(Slang) To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means:
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(Idiomatic) To keep somebody falsely believing that one has certain intentions.
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(Idiomatic) to deceive someone
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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.
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To cause (someone) to become involved in something they are reluctant to do.
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(Idiomatic) to encourage with the illusion of a romantic relationship.
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The definition of jive is to talk in a way that is insincere or exaggerated in an attempt to fool people.
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(Informal) To persuade with fast, smooth, but often deceitful talk
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To be approved of; gain acceptance:
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To swindle; cheat.
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To present in a favorable light.
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(Intransitive) To commit an error, make a mistake.
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(Figuratively, informal) To cause someone hardship by cutting all their supplies off.
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(Idiomatic) To kill or end.
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(Idiomatic) To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.
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To let someone or something come in; to admit someone or something in.
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Alternative form of make a monkey out of.
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(Intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
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Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
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To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
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To bluff is to pretend something that is not true.
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To accidentally or intentionally confuse.
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(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
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(Stud Poker) To bluff when one holds four cards of the same suit (four flush) instead of the five in a true flush
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(Obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.
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Tempting strongly; highly attractive; charming
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Of or relating to Kabballah.
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(Freemasonry, of a person or lodge) Not recognized as a regular member.
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The definition of deceitful is someone or something intentionally untruthful or intended to mislead.
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Deceiving or intended to deceive
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Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
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Tending to mislead; deceptive:
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(Rare) Fawning or flattering
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Illusory; being or pertaining to an illusion.
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The definition of mendacious describes a dishonest person or thing.
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Of, pertaining to, or representing perfidy; disloyal to what should command one's fidelity or allegiance.
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Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.
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Stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert (especially movements).
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Hard to deal with, complicated
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A strategic maneuver that uses some clever means to avoid detection or capture
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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.
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The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
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The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
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The fact or practice of cozening; cheating, deception.
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Deceit is defined as the act of being dishonest using a trick or telling a lie.
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The state or quality of being deceitful.
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Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.
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(Obsolete) The act of defrauding; a taking by fraud.
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Hiding one's feelings or purposes.
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(Uncountable) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture
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The condition of being fraudulent
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Meaningless words used as a formula by conjurers
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The practice of engaging in the same behaviour or activity for which one criticises another; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of one or more people belies their own claimed or implied possession of certain beliefs, standards or virtues.
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(Figuratively) A delusion, a false hope.
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The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
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Lack of direction or purpose
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The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled; enticement; seduction.
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The quality or state of being mendacious
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(Math.) Deviation of a line or plane from the perpendicular or parallel
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(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.
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Sleight of hand; legerdemain
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The use of a computer to calculate, by means of extrapolation, the effect of a given physical process
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The state or quality of being sinuous
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(Countable) An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics.
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The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.
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To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
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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.
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To coax with flattery and insincere talk; wheedle
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To seize or intercept a object moving through the air (or, sometimes, some other medium). syn. transl. [from 16th c.]
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Dissemble is defined as to hide or be dishonest about your true motives, feelings or beliefs.
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To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance.
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To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position.
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To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk:
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To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
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Masquerade is defined as to wear a disguise or pretend to be someone else.
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To be an improper or bad representative of
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(Sports) To catch (a ball) immediately after it has hit the ground.
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To free (someone) of a misconception or misapprehension; to unveil a falsehood held by (somebody).
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To disillusion, disabuse, free from illusion.
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To free from misconception, deception or error.
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mislead; be dishonest
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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
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