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Synonyms for deceive

be deceived by something or someone


  • be taken in by
  • fall for
  • swallow
  • take the bait
  • be made a fool of by
  • be the dupe of
  • swallow hook, line, and sinker

Synonyms for deceive

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

Synonyms for deceive

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In speeches and interviews after the June 7 general election, the AK Party leadership and President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an claimed that they were deceived by the PKK and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) during the Kurdish settlement process, which was launched in 2012 by Erdoy-an and jailed PKK leader Abdullah Eucalan.
If I lay a trap for you in a forest, and you are deceived by it, it is not because you trusted anyone.
Parents should not be deceived by the people who want to train children for terrorist activities.
We are proud of what we did, but we are deceived about what we are now.
As before, when this trend was registered, the Interior Ministry is going to take preventive measures, and is also going to sanction the agencies having deceived people with fake promises of asylum.
Book of the Month for March: Sarah Dale reports: THE Evening Gazette Book Club Book of the Month for March is DECEIVED by Peter Taylor (Hale, pounds 18.
These deceived and second-hand elements have to be dealt with Islamic mercy.
Andrew M Cuomo, the attorney general of New York, has claimed that Merrill Lynch had deceived Congress over its bonus issuance claims.
1 : to cause to believe what is not true : mislead <His lies deceived me.
It all looked too easy for County as Craig Hughes fired them into a sixth- minute lead, but Dorchester responded with a well-worked free-kick after 23 minutes when Charlie Henry deceived Glyn Thompson.
The beautiful but hapless Charlene, deceived into a life of prostitution by the man she loved, is falsely accused of stealing from a ruthless crime lord.
Many of your Jewish readers such as myself who have read their history books are not so easily deceived.
If we can understand those reasons, we can guard ourselves better against being deceived.
The Musharraf regime has deceived the United States and the world about its willingness to engage in rapprochement with New Delhi, just as it deceives Washington about how aggressively it is stamping out the Islamic extremists, Haqqani writes.
In Nation Deceived, Colangelo and his co-authors note that there are very few required or elective courses in gifted education in teachers colleges.