Delude Definition

dĭ-lo͝od
deluded, deludes, deluding
verb
deluded, deludes, deluding
To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick.
Webster's New World
To elude or frustrate.
Webster's New World
To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
be truthful

Origin of Delude

  • Middle English deluden from Latin dēlūdere dē- de- lūdere to play leid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dēlūdō (“mock, deceive”), from de + lūdō ("I make sport of, I mock"). See ludicrous.

    From Wiktionary

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