befool


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be·fool

 (bĭ-fo͞ol′)
tr.v. be·fooled, be·fool·ing, be·fools
1. To make a fool of.
2. To hoodwink; deceive.

befool

(bɪˈfuːl)
vb
(tr) to make a fool of

be•fool

(bɪˈful)

v.t.
1. to fool; deceive; dupe.
2. to treat or regard as a fool.
[1350–1400]

befool


Past participle: befooled
Gerund: befooling

Imperative
befool
befool
Present
I befool
you befool
he/she/it befools
we befool
you befool
they befool
Preterite
I befooled
you befooled
he/she/it befooled
we befooled
you befooled
they befooled
Present Continuous
I am befooling
you are befooling
he/she/it is befooling
we are befooling
you are befooling
they are befooling
Present Perfect
I have befooled
you have befooled
he/she/it has befooled
we have befooled
you have befooled
they have befooled
Past Continuous
I was befooling
you were befooling
he/she/it was befooling
we were befooling
you were befooling
they were befooling
Past Perfect
I had befooled
you had befooled
he/she/it had befooled
we had befooled
you had befooled
they had befooled
Future
I will befool
you will befool
he/she/it will befool
we will befool
you will befool
they will befool
Future Perfect
I will have befooled
you will have befooled
he/she/it will have befooled
we will have befooled
you will have befooled
they will have befooled
Future Continuous
I will be befooling
you will be befooling
he/she/it will be befooling
we will be befooling
you will be befooling
they will be befooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been befooling
you have been befooling
he/she/it has been befooling
we have been befooling
you have been befooling
they have been befooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been befooling
you will have been befooling
he/she/it will have been befooling
we will have been befooling
you will have been befooling
they will have been befooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been befooling
you had been befooling
he/she/it had been befooling
we had been befooling
you had been befooling
they had been befooling
Conditional
I would befool
you would befool
he/she/it would befool
we would befool
you would befool
they would befool
Past Conditional
I would have befooled
you would have befooled
he/she/it would have befooled
we would have befooled
you would have befooled
they would have befooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.befool - make a fool or dupe of
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
2.befool - fool or hoaxbefool - fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
kid, pull the leg of - tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
Translations
References in classic literature ?
For when the gods and mortal men had a dispute at Mecone, even then Prometheus was forward to cut up a great ox and set portions before them, trying to befool the mind of Zeus.
Imran Khan has no agenda for progress of the nation, so he tries to befool the masses through politics of false claims and lies.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, terming the statements of pro-India political parties on the friendly relationship between Pakistan and India as eyewash, said that they are doing so to befool the Kashmiri people.
HARIPUR -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani said on Tuesday that the people of Haripur wanted development and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) could not befool them through hollow slogans.
Abdullah had hit back at Advani without naming him by saying that "there are some opportunistic leaders who are parroting [Article] 370 as they feel elections are near and want to befool the people" on Wednesday.
It is pathetic to note that crores of rupees sent by the Centre remained unutilised while the Nitish Kumar government in its bid to befool the people on the issue, was trading allegations against the Centre,'' Mr Rao pointed out.
He termed the puppet Chief Minister, Mufti Sayeed's slogan Goli Say Nahi Boli Say (Battle of Ideas) as a hoax saying that the pro-India party PDP had been badly exposed on ground and it could not befool the Kashmiris anymore.
He said no one had tortured him and he was trying to befool media and police.