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Definition of Delude


  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.
  2. To frustrate or disappoint.

Delude Quotations

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Jane Wagner

Tolerance, openness to argument, openness to self-doubt, willingness to see other people's points of view - these are very liberal and enlightened values that people are right to hold, but we can't allow them to delude us to the point where we can't recognise people who are needlessly perpetrating human misery.
Sam Harris

We delude ourselves into believing that morality comes from somewhere else, whereas in reality we behave as we've been told to behave.
Greg Graffin

I'm a sucker for period pieces. There is always great opportunity for research and to delude yourself into feeling like you are in a different time and place.
Paul Dano

Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
Dean Inge
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Delude Translations

delude in Dutch is begoochelen, illusies wekken bij
delude in Norwegian is villede, narre
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