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Synonyms for hoodwink

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

Synonyms for hoodwink

influence by slyness

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conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

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Summary: Main opposition in West Bengal state criticised the ruling Communist party of hoodwinking people by merely announcing developmental projects before general elections.
HIJACKERS escaped with a lorry load of Cadbury's Roses after hoodwinking the driver.
These primarily involved hoodwinking the most gullible Bulgari jewelery store managers in the world and wearing awful disguises that make him look just like Jeremy Irons as an old man or old lady.
It will be a matter for the courts whether Irish broker Tony Taylor is guilty of hoodwinking clients out of money, believed to be as much as pounds 3.
AFTER years of hoodwinking the public into believing that violent crime has decreased, the Home Secretary now admits that it has risen by 22 per cent.
Then they stole a run by hoodwinking reliever Mark Lukasiewicz with a double steal.