Definition Deceive

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Definition

to deceive: to trick, to cheat, to lie to
verb
It turns out he was deceiving me all along and he isn't really a millionaire!

(to be) deceived (by): (to be) tricked, cheated, lied to (by)
adjective
Don't be deceived. Don't be fooled or tricked.
Don't be deceived by his small stature; he is as strong as a bear!

Pronunciation examples
UK: Don't be deceived by this cute cat: she's actually a tiger.
US: The salesman deceived me with his perfect smile.

Examples

  • "Horatio : I feel deceived."
  • "First of all, I never intentionally misled or deceived anyone."

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