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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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