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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

Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.
Sissela Bok

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.

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

I think I can deceive people. I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don't have any bad intentions. But I'm a bad girl too.
Alicia Silverstone

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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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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