delude


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de·lude

 (dĭ-lo͞od′)
tr.v. de·lud·ed, de·lud·ing, de·ludes
1. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly: unscrupulous brokers who deluded their clients about the underlying value of the stocks they were touting. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. Obsolete To elude or evade.
3. Obsolete To frustrate the hopes or plans of.

[Middle English deluden, from Latin dēlūdere : dē-, de- + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lud′er n.
de·lud′ing·ly adv.

delude

(dɪˈluːd)
vb (tr)
1. (Psychology) to deceive the mind or judgment of; mislead; beguile
2. rare to frustrate (hopes, expectations, etc)
[C15: from Latin dēlūdere to mock, play false, from de- + lūdere to play]
deˈludable adj
deˈluder n
deˈludingly adv

de•lude

(dɪˈlud)

v.t. -lud•ed, -lud•ing.
1. to mislead the mind or judgment of.
2. Obs. to frustrate.
3. Obs. to elude.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dēlūdere to dupe =dē- de- + lūdere to play]
de•lud′er, n.

delude


Past participle: deluded
Gerund: deluding

Imperative
delude
delude
Present
I delude
you delude
he/she/it deludes
we delude
you delude
they delude
Preterite
I deluded
you deluded
he/she/it deluded
we deluded
you deluded
they deluded
Present Continuous
I am deluding
you are deluding
he/she/it is deluding
we are deluding
you are deluding
they are deluding
Present Perfect
I have deluded
you have deluded
he/she/it has deluded
we have deluded
you have deluded
they have deluded
Past Continuous
I was deluding
you were deluding
he/she/it was deluding
we were deluding
you were deluding
they were deluding
Past Perfect
I had deluded
you had deluded
he/she/it had deluded
we had deluded
you had deluded
they had deluded
Future
I will delude
you will delude
he/she/it will delude
we will delude
you will delude
they will delude
Future Perfect
I will have deluded
you will have deluded
he/she/it will have deluded
we will have deluded
you will have deluded
they will have deluded
Future Continuous
I will be deluding
you will be deluding
he/she/it will be deluding
we will be deluding
you will be deluding
they will be deluding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deluding
you have been deluding
he/she/it has been deluding
we have been deluding
you have been deluding
they have been deluding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deluding
you will have been deluding
he/she/it will have been deluding
we will have been deluding
you will have been deluding
they will have been deluding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deluding
you had been deluding
he/she/it had been deluding
we had been deluding
you had been deluding
they had been deluding
Conditional
I would delude
you would delude
he/she/it would delude
we would delude
you would delude
they would delude
Past Conditional
I would have deluded
you would have deluded
he/she/it would have deluded
we would have deluded
you would have deluded
they would have deluded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.delude - be false to; be dishonest with
betray, sell - deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
victimise, victimize - make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
shill - act as a shill; "The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up"
flim-flam, fob, fox, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, trick, play a joke on - deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
befool, fool, gull - make a fool or dupe of
cheat on, cuckold, wander, betray, cheat - be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
hoax, play a joke on, pull someone's leg - subject to a playful hoax or joke
ensnare, entrap, frame, set up - take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
humbug - trick or deceive

delude

verb deceive, kid (informal), fool, trick, take in (informal), cheat, con (informal), mislead, impose on, hoax, dupe, beguile, gull (archaic), bamboozle (informal), hoodwink, take for a ride (informal), pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead up the garden path (informal), cozen, misguide We delude ourselves that we are in control.

delude

verb
To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
Translations
يَخْدَع، يَغُش
klamatnamluvit
føre bag lysetnarrevildlede
leiîa á villigötur, blekkja
manija
maldināt

delude

[dɪˈluːd] VTengañar
to delude sb into thinking (that)hacer creer a algn (que) ...
to delude o.sengañarse
to delude o.s. into thinking (that)engañarse pensando (que) ...

delude

[dɪˈluːd] vt [+ person] → tromper, leurrer
to delude sb into thinking that ... → faire croire à qn que ...
to delude o.s. → se leurrer, se faire des illusions

delude

vttäuschen, irreführen (with mit); to delude somebody into thinking somethingjdn dazu verleiten, etw zu glauben; to delude oneselfsich (dat)Illusionen machen, sich (dat)etwas vormachen; stop deluding yourself that …hör auf, dir vorzumachen, dass …; don’t delude yourself that …mach dir doch nicht vor, dass …

delude

[dɪˈluːd] vtilludere, ingannare
to delude sb into thinking that ... → portare qn a credere che...
to delude o.s → illudersi, farsi (delle) illusioni

delude

(diˈluːd) verb
to deceive or mislead (usually without actually telling lies). She deluded herself into thinking he cared for her.
deˈlusion (-ʒən) noun
a false belief, especially as a symptom of mental illness. The young man was suffering from delusions.
References in classic literature ?
Misshapen from my birth-hour, how could I delude myself with the idea that intellectual gifts might veil physical deformity in a young girl's fantasy?
For the most part, in this tropic whaling life, a sublime uneventfulness invests you; you hear no news; read no gazettes; extras with startling accounts of commonplaces never delude you into unnecessary excitements; you hear of no domestic afflictions; bankrupt securities; fall of stocks; are never troubled with the thought of what you shall have for dinner --for all your meals for three years and more are snugly stowed in casks, and your bill of fare is immutable.
It's all AMATUEUR -- mechanical details all right, almost to a hair; everything about the delusion perfect, except that it don't delude.
I will make the world acknowledge you a beauty, too," he went on, while I really became uneasy at the strain he had adopted, because I felt he was either deluding himself or trying to delude me.
Catherine we would fain have deluded yet; but her own quick spirit refused to delude her: it divined in secret, and brooded on the dreadful probability, gradually ripening into certainty.
Micawber, a thin and faded lady, not at all young, who was sitting in the parlour (the first floor was altogether unfurnished, and the blinds were kept down to delude the neighbours), with a baby at her breast.
In the former supposition, his fortitude would be stimulated by his immediate interest in the power of his office; in the latter, by the probability of the sanction of his constituents, who, though they would naturally incline to the legislative body in a doubtful case, would hardly suffer their partiality to delude them in a very plain case.
And Circe, as the beautiful enchantress was called (who had deluded so many persons that she did not doubt of being able to delude Ulysses, not imagining how wise he was), again addressed him:
If we must needs pry closely into the matter, it may be doubted whether there was any real change, after all, in the sordid, wornout worthless, and ill-jointed substance of the scarecrow; but merely a spectral illusion, and a cunning effect of light and shade so colored and contrived as to delude the eyes of most men.
Each one was a girl of fair common sense, and she did not delude herself with any vain conceits, or deny her love, or give herself airs, in the idea of outshining the others.
To be quite candid I did not attempt to delude myself with any such sophistry, since I knew well that upon war-like Mars there are few cowards, and that every man, whether prince, priest, or peasant, glories in deadly strife.