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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

References in classic literature ?
Aramis, a voice within me speaks and seems to trickle forth a rill of light within my darkness: it is a voice that has never yet deceived me.
D'Artagnan, deceived, did him honor; but D'Artagnan, trustful and reliant, made him feel ashamed.
If he sees, when it is too late, he is a Gascon, and will never admit that he has been deceived.
The reason is, I replied, that you attribute some profound meaning to my words; but I am only saying that deception, or being deceived or uninformed about the highest realities in the highest part of themselves, which is the soul, and in that part of them to have and to hold the lie, is what mankind least like;--that, I say, is what they utterly detest.
And, as I was just now remarking, this ignorance in the soul of him who is deceived may be called the true lie; for the lie in words is only a kind of imitation and shadowy image of a previous affection of the soul, not pure unadulterated falsehood.
The Marriage-Settlement, the Will, the presence of the family at his country house--all these he believed to be so many stratagems invented to keep him deceived until the last moment.
I have an idea, however, that if this course had at any time been inimical to your interests that Duson would have deceived us.
If you were so dull a fortune-hunter that you deceived yourself, or if you were so greedy and grasping that you were over-willing to be deceived by appearances, is it my fault, you adventurer?
She bursts into tears, declaring herself the wretchedest, the most deceived, the worst-used, of women.
Mrs Lammle, we have both been deceiving, and we have both been deceived.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- During an election rally in Zonguldak province on Monday, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kylycdaroy-lu accused the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government of hiding behind claims that it had been deceived by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), adding that "Turkey should not be ruled by a government that can be deceived by anyone.
CORRUPT Greek governments have deceived one and all Bringing about this tragic downfall Deceiving the euro and their own nation The government brought on this panic station The banks have no money and the public no pride The Greek revival will be a long hard ride Facing austerity for many more years Poor Greek folk tell you as they fight back the tears Pocket money for the kids does not now exist And is a long way down the survival list The Greek government have let the nation down They should be tarred and feathered and run out of town Sooner or later we hope all is resolved And with less austerity being involved.
21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposed vitaminwater class-action settlement is of little benefit to consumers who have been deceived by Coca-Cola's marketing, according to an analysis by consumer advocacy organization, truthinadvertising.
The gang involved in this may have been punished but their victims have been deceived out of more than just money.
For instance, how many families have been deceived into calling 090 numbers at PS1.