Middle English deludenfrom Latin dēlūderedē-de-lūdereto playleid- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latindēlūdō (“mock, deceive”), from de + lūdō ("I make sport of, I mock"). See ludicrous.
Delude Sentence Examples
These foreigners introduced new life into politics and the press, and made it fashionable for educated Maltese to delude themselves with the idea that the Maltese were Italians, because a few of them could speak the language of the peninsula.
Everywhere preparations were made not for ceremonious welcomes (which he knew Pierre would not like), but for just such gratefully religious ones, with offerings of icons and the bread and salt of hospitality, as, according to his understanding of his master, would touch and delude him.
They delude themselves that they are going to influence and/or modify the priorities of the company.
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
We should delude ourselves by entertaining the hope that matters would mend by-and-by..