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illude

[ih-lood] /ɪˈlud/
verb (used with object), illuded, illuding.
1.
to deceive or trick.
2.
Obsolete.
  1. to mock or ridicule.
  2. to evade.
Origin of illude
1445-1450
1445-50; me < illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion
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  • Little by little, as I came nearer, she ceased to illude me, and I began to think of her as 'it.'

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • If any one should at midnight get within their circle, they become visible to him, and they may then illude him.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
British Dictionary definitions for illude

illude

/ɪˈluːd/
verb
1.
(literary) to trick or deceive
Word Origin
C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game
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Word Origin and History for illude
v.

early 15c., "to mock, to trick," from Latin illudere "to make sport of," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous).

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