Deceive is defined as to make someone believe something that isn't true.(verb)
An example of deceive is a parent telling their child there is a tooth fairy.
See deceive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME deceiven < OFr deceveir < L decipere, to ensnare, deceive < de-, from + capere, to take: see have
See deceive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing, de·ceives verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English deceiven
Origin: , from Old French deceveir
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *dēcipēre
Origin: , from Latin dēcipere, to ensnare, deceive
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
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