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Definition of Deceive


  1. To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.
  2. To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.
  3. To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.

Deceive Quotations

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
Alan Turing

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
Rene Descartes

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
Eric Hoffer

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
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Deceive Translations

deceive in Danish is bedrage
deceive in Dutch is misleiden, bedriegen
deceive in Italian is abbindolare
deceive in Latin is impono, decipio, ludo
deceive in Portuguese is iluda
deceive in Swedish is bedra, svika, narra
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