|1.||[ verb ] be false to; be dishonest with|
|Synonyms:||delude cozen lead_on|
|Related terms:||victimize fool betray ensnare cheat trick cheat_on hoax shill humbug misrepresentation delusion deception|
|2.||[ verb ] cause someone to believe an untruth|
"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
|Related terms:||undeceive misinform gull pose bamboozle double-crosser|