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Synonyms for hoodwink

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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The mode is the same: conduct media trial and hoodwink the nation, nothing more.
It is an attempt to hoodwink the workers to vote for their party and after the election, they go back to their old self'.
A judge told him he had attempted to hoodwink Mr Pieri's creditors.
Three men have been convicted of using numerous consignments of high-value mobile phones and a mountain of bogus documents to "blatantly" hoodwink the taxman out of "gigantic" sums of VAT.
And he even managed to hoodwink his own mother and wife into not recognising him after a make-over on RTE's spoof show Anonymous.
They foment fear, manipulate a compliant media, then hoodwink a misinformed or uninformed electorate into buying it.
POKER FACE: A show w here you can know nothing, hoodwink everyone and still walk away with pounds 1 million.
In a March 17 story based on a videotape of Treglia's presentation, Sager described how "Pew and other left-wing foundations plotted to create a fake grassroots movement to hoodwink Congress."
Of course not, because all that Duchess and Consort stuff is to hoodwink us.
Instead, government officials at the highest level are incompetents, or liars, or murderous anti-democratic conspirators out to hoodwink every single American and violate the Constitution.
government has joined with timber company executives to hire international public relations giant Burson-Marsteller (whose other clients have included Romania's late despot Nicolai Ceausescu, the government of Kuwait, Exxon, Union Carbide, and other pillars of the community) to organize a massive, partially tax-funded public relations campaign to counter this concern by discrediting groups like Greenpeace - in effect, using taxpayer's money to hoodwink the taxpayers.
But Dunkin's claims are sure to hoodwink millions into believing that "no cholesterol" means "no fat" or, worse yet, "healthy." On the contrary, the average Dunkin' Donut gets more than half of its calories from fat.
KARACHI -- Awami National Party (ANP) General Sectary Younas Khan Monday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) first 100 days agenda for transforming governance is actually a hoodwink as Imran Khan is not aware with the real problems of people and making tall claims to provide basic rights accessible to the common man.
However, it was wrong to hoodwink the tribal people by giving them false hopes and making vague promises to them, he said.
HOODWINK Released in 2007, he stabbed and killed Edna, 70, at his flat in Tuebrook, Merseyside in 2010.