delude

  • 1 Delude — De*lude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deluding}.] [L. deludere, delusum; de + ludere to play, make sport of, mock. See {Ludicrous}.] 1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 delude — I verb be cunning, befool, beguile, bluff, cause error, cheat, cozen, create a false impression, cully, dazzle, deceive, decoy, defraud, deludere, dissemble, dupe, falsify, fool, give a false idea, give a false impression, gull, hoax, hoodwink,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Delude — Delude, Fluß in Michigan, s.u. Black River 8) …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 delude — c.1400, from L. deludere to play false; to mock, deceive, from DE (Cf. de ) down, to one s detriment + ludere to play (see LUDICROUS (Cf. ludicrous)). Related: Deluded; deluding …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 delude — beguile, *deceive, mislead, betray, double cross Analogous words: *dupe, gull, hoodwink, befool, bamboozle, hoax, trick: *cheat, cozen, overreach Antonyms: enlighten …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 delude — [v] deceive, fool beguile, betray, bluff, caboodle*, cheat, con, cozen, disinform, do a number on*, double cross, dupe*, gull*, hoax*, hoodwink*, illude, impose on, jive*, juggle*, lead up garden path*, misguide, mislead, mousetrap*, outfox, play …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 delude — ► VERB ▪ persuade (someone) to believe something incorrect; mislead. ORIGIN Latin deludere to mock , from ludere to play …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 delude — [di lo͞od′] vt. deluded, deluding [ME deluden < L deludere < de , from + ludere, to play: see LUDICROUS] 1. to fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick 2. Obs. to elude or frustrate SYN. DECEIVE …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 delude — de|lude [dıˈlu:d] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: deludere, from ludere to play ] to make someone believe something that is not true = ↑deceive ▪ I was angry with him for trying to delude me. delude sb/yourself into doing sth ▪ It is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 delude — [[t]dɪlu͟ːd[/t]] deludes, deluding, deluded 1) VERB If you delude yourself, you let yourself believe that something is true, even though it is not true. [V pron refl] The President was deluding himself if he thought he was safe from such action …

    English dictionary

  • 11 delude — UK [dɪˈluːd] / US [dɪˈlud] verb [transitive] Word forms delude : present tense I/you/we/they delude he/she/it deludes present participle deluding past tense deluded past participle deluded to make someone think something that is not true The… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 delude — v. (D; refl., tr.) to delude into * * * [dɪ luːd] (D; refl.,tr.) to delude into …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 delude — verb (T) to make someone believe something that is not true; deceive: delude sb/yourself: You re deluding yourself if you think you ll change Rob s mind. | delude sb into doing sth: That new job title is just a way of deluding her into thinking… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 delude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. See deception. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. deceive, mislead, trick, fool; see deceive . See Synonym Study at deceive . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [du LOOD] to deceive or fool.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 delude — de|lude [ dı lud ] verb transitive to make someone think something that is not true: DECEIVE: The government should not be deluded into thinking that it is popular. a. delude yourself to choose to believe something that is not true …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 delude — /dəˈlud / (say duh loohd), / ˈljud/ (say lyoohd) verb (t) (deluded, deluding) 1. to mislead the mind or judgement of; deceive. –phrase 2. delude oneself, to refuse to acknowledge the truth about oneself. {Latin dēlūdere play false} –deluder, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 delude — transitive verb (deluded; deluding) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin deludere, from de + ludere to play more at ludicrous Date: 15th century 1. to mislead the mind or judgment of ; deceive, trick 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 delude — deluder, n. deludingly, adv. /di loohd /, v.t., deluded, deluding. 1. to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important. 2. Obs. to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of. 3. Obs. to elude; evade …

    Universalium

  • 19 delude — verb /dɪˈluːd,dɪˈljuːd,dɪˈluːd,dəˈluːd/ To deceive someone into believing something which is false. Syn: deceive, mislead …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 delude — de·lude di lüd vt, de·lud·ed; de·lud·ing to mislead the mind or judgment of …

    Medical dictionary