Delude meaning

dĭ-lo͝od
To delude is defined as to trick someone or to cause someone to believe something that is untrue.

When you convince someone that a lie you tell is true, this is an example of a situation where you delude him into believing your lie.

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To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly.

Unscrupulous brokers who deluded their clients about the underlying value of the stocks they were touting.

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To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
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To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick.
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To elude or frustrate.
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To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
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To elude or evade.
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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