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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.
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And he is due to play his own show in Stirling later this year to mark the launch of his new album The Deluder, which takes a darker, more lo-fi direction.
The Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens, 01744 735 436, tickets from PS12 - Fri, 8 Sep - Sun, 10 Sep Music Roddy Woomble Frontman of Scottish indie rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble will be performing past hits and new songs from his new album, The Deluder.
Roddy is back with his fourth official solo album, The Deluder (out September 1).
By the end of the 17th century, a few noncompulsory schools had been formalized, thanks to the Famous Old Deluder Satan Act of 1647, which required the establishment of grammar schools for boys in towns with 100 or more families.
Tushnet adds: "Satan is no less a deluder when he offers religious accommodations.
The Old Deluder Satan Act--named after its memorable opening line--sought to require colony-wide education so that children would be able to resist the "inducements of Satan.