Definitions for: Delude

[v] be false to; be dishonest with

Webster (1913) Definition: De*lude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deluded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Deluding.] [L. deludere, delusum; de- + ludere to play,
make sport of, mock. See Ludicrous.]
1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or
judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a
fool of.

To delude the nation by an airy phantom. --Burke.

2. To frustrate or disappoint.

It deludes thy search. --Dryden.

Syn: To mislead; deceive; beguile; cajole; cheat; dupe. See

Synonyms: cozen, deceive, lead on

See Also: befool, betray, cheat, cheat on, chisel, cuckold, ensnare, entrap, fob, fool, fox, frame, gull, hoax, humbug, play a joke on, play a trick on, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, sell, set up, shill, trick, victimise, victimize, wander

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