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.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and her daughter Maryam Nawaz should stop trying to befool the nation.
opener for those pro-India politicians who have been staging a drama on Shopian killings and trying to befool Kashmiri people by their hypocrisy,' the statement said.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 23 (ANI): Former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Vikas Singh on Thursday said Congress cannot befool people in the name of Patidar reservation, adding that it is a political gimmick.
Taj and Tipu are just tactics to befool people," says Delhi-based political analyst Anjan Mishra.
Zardari said that rulers were trying to befool the people about the current state of economy which was in a pretty bad shape due to their imprudent decisions.
The fake messages sent out in the name of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) continue to befool the people and, in some instances, deprive them of their hard-earned money.
It is very difficult for such conmen to befool an individual with sound religious knowledge.
She tried to befool the people and I stand vindicated.
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.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wanted to fool all people all the time but he cannot befool people again and again.
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], November 19 (ANI): Hours after the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed 'Padmavati' was deferred, Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said it was just a ploy to befool them.