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tr.v. be·fooled, be·fool·ing, be·fools
1. To make a fool of.
2. To hoodwink; deceive.
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Noun1.befooling - derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
derision - contemptuous laughter
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It was as though my memories of all Jonathan's horrid experience were befooling me.
The minister said that Imran Khan was befooling people and he
Mengal accused former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of befooling people on the issue of the western route of the economic corridor, claiming that there was no economic development as power houses and industrial zones were still missing.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, he said it is a high time for Indian common people to stop playing in the hands of their politicians who are befooling them in the name of terrorism and nationalism to divert their attention from the basic issues.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Aug 22 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday hit out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said that the latter is befooling the people by ensuring them a better future for the state.
Before Ramazan the government was claiming of end of load shedding during Ramazan but it was merely a political statement and befooling the people.
11 -- According to sources, police-patrolling officers allegedly use some females who ensnare a person, impress him and by befooling him turn him into a scapegoat.
Talking to media persons outside Parliament House here, he said that PTI Chief Imran Khan was embodiment of contradiction, adding that he befooling the masses on the election of Chairman Senate.
MUZAFFARABAD -- The City Police Saturday conducted operation against fake saints and busted a gang of four including two women who were minting money from simple and ignorant people by befooling them to solve their day to day problems confronted to them while giving them amulets.
KOHAT -- Residents of Hafizabad area demanded from the authorities concerned to make sure the provision of natural gas to the area as the elected members and government department were trying to befooling them from the last two years.
Lucknow /Panaji, Oct 12 ( ANI ): Accusing the Central government of indulging in corruption, inflation and nepotism in public life, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Murli Manohar Joshi has alleged that the Congress-led UPA Government ' is befooling people with their cheap political tactics and trying to divert the key issues from mainstream topics'.
He said Imran Khan played with the sentience of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by befooling them on making new Pakistan.