- to fool; deceive; dupe.
- Obsolete. to treat as a fool; call (someone) a fool.
Origin of befool
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. bamboozle, delude, mislead; cheat, swindle.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for befool
Yet lest vanity should befool me, I dared not act upon suspicions.Bardelys the Magnificent
To what good end do men so flatter and befool one of their harmless fellows?Imaginary Interviews
W. D. Howells
For a moment he thought it might all have been a plot of Cesano's to befool him.The King of Alsander
James Elroy Flecker
We have forgotten, else it would be impossible they should try to befool us.Essays in Rebellion
Henry W. Nevinson
"Oh, I was going out to see if I could befool anybody," said Peik.East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon
- (tr) to make a fool of
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for befool
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper