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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.