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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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org, a coalition of internet industry leaders working to protect people from malicious online advertisements and deceptive practices, today released its latest Bad Ads Spotlight Report detailing how some bad actors use sophisticated coding scripts to deceive an advertising platform's' approval processes to get bad ads on the web.
Of course, then shooters can deceive goalies with false cues.
Mohammed Ali, aged 25 and from Smethwick, even staged a mock "arrest" as he continued to deceive his victim.
At-taqiyah has since become a formula allowing Shi'ites to deceive.
Washington, December 4 ( ANI ): Drawing inspiration from the deceptive behaviours of squirrels and birds, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed robots that are able to deceive each other.
However, when Carl Bergstrom, a biologist, says that "organisms deceive one another in every imaginable way in order to attain every conceivable advantage," and gives us, as examples, "the chemical mimicry that caterpillars use to invade the nest chambers of ants" and the contortions of "the mimic octopus that can imitate a wide range of poisonous creatures and other underwater objects" (21-22), it is not clear whether this deception is supposed to be passive, like the tiger's camouflage, or active, which has yet to be defined.
Mr Bourne-Arton said Hirst must have set out to utterly deceive his wife and she replied: "He's deceived me all the way through from when I met him.
Economic prosperity and high individual incomes have encouraged some to find new advanced means to deceive people and rob them electronically," Al Awadi said.
It accused Lindsey of filing a false financial statement with the intent to deceive or mislead Trans Lease into extending credit so that he could lease 18 dump trucks in 2008.
In the course of investigating trust between robots and humans, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed algorithms that tell a robot when and how to deceive.
According to the standard philosophical definition, lying is saying something that you believe to be false with the intent to deceive.
Bandi (right) claimed that rivals were unfairly using the names of his companies, Jobmasters and Modern Media Publishing, adding: "I never tried to deceive a single business.
I learned that, over the centuries, that word evolved into meaning "to deceive someone's hopes or to disappoint someone" and eventually "to be defective".
One can thus deceive others by having or making them believe that P, while knowing or at least having good grounds to believe that ~P, and deceive oneself by having or making oneself believe or convincing oneself that P, while knowing or at least having good grounds to believe that ~P.
federal court last week affirmed a ruling that Sanofi-Aventis SA intended to deceive the patent office in its dispute over generic versions of its blockbuster drug Lovenox.