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
Synonyms: lead_astray betray

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

Related terms: undeceive misinform gull pose bamboozle double-crosser