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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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18, tens of thousands of Arab demonstrators in north-western and central Iraqi provinces shouted that theirs was "The Friday Of Do Not Deceive" protest, in a clear message to Maleki that he was trying to deceive Iraq's protesters.
If the actors in a movie deceive us, then we must be consenting to this deception because we gain from such deception.
Speaking to FNA, Commander of Khatom ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said that Iran's air defense unit has already switched on a project to develop systems which can deceive enemy missiles and it will put it into the operation when necessary.
1 : to imitate or copy especially in order to deceive <Modern money is difficult to counterfeit.
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.
Fine maintains: as an experimental psychologist she holds the background and technical insights to link everyday brain functions with understanding of ways in which the brain can deceive.
But regulators shouldn't deceive the public by implying its decision is based on scientific fact.
Magicians use more than smoke and mirrors to deceive audiences, but their secrets are rarely revealed.
By using these devices he battled the deceptive rhetoric of demonic forces that deceive non-Christian Jews, Gentiles, and some "weak" believers.
The securities fraud class action lawsuit, initiated by Ohio on behalf of all Fannie Mae shareholders, accuses the government sponsored lender of manipulating earnings to deceive investors, while the company's executives profited from inflated stock prices.
Under common law, three elements are required to prove fraud: a material false statement made with an intent to deceive (scienter), a victim's reliance on the statement and damages.
Forgery and counterfeiting--The altering, copying, or imitating of something, without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or the selling, buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud.
The court's decision centered on its view that the telemarketer made false or misleading statements to deceive donors, thus opening the door for states to file fraud charges against telemarketing companies.
The impulse to do evil is related to the impulse to do good, just as the lie bears some relationship to the truth in order to better deceive us.