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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 ?
My perambulations had given me, meanwhile, no glimpse of him, but they had tended to make more public the change taking place in our relation as a consequence of his having at the piano, the day before, kept me, in Flora's interest, so beguiled and befooled.
For her part, she was intent on Trefusis, who, though he must know, she thought, that they were all hostile to him except Jane, seemed as confident now as when he had befooled her long ago.
On seeing this, Don Fernando, persuaded that Luscinda had befooled, slighted, and trifled with him, assailed her before she had recovered from her swoon, and tried to stab her with the dagger that had been found, and would have succeeded had not her parents and those who were present prevented him.
57: In the "Great Eoiae" it is said that Endymion was transported by Zeus into heaven, but when he fell in love with Hera, was befooled with a shape of cloud, and was cast out and went down into Hades.
It was too much that he should be taken to the grave without some token from the men whom he had robbed and befooled.
With suppressed truths, with fool's hand and befooled heart, and rich in petty lies of pity:--thus have I ever lived among men.
From Solomon downwards, have not wiser men than he been cajoled and befooled by women?
Imran Khan has befooled the nation for two years in the name of 35 punctures.
The general public was being befooled in the name of Price Committees and Sasta Bazars.