- to deceive or trick.
- to mock or ridicule.
- to evade.
Origin of illude
1445–50; me < illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion
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Examples from the Web for illude
- literary to trick or deceive
C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game
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Word Origin and History for illude
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