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Definition of Deceive

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

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
Voltaire

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
Marquis de Sade

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! - Walter Scott
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Walter Scott
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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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