to fool; deceive; dupe.
Obsolete. to treat as a fool; call (someone) a fool.
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How to use befool in a sentence
Ask questions without seeming to ask them, and ask them in such a way as to befool those you ask.The Coming of the King | James Hocking
He thought to befool me with his ill-thought-out plans—me who learnt wisdom before he was born.The Coming of the King | James Hocking
They can befool one who is very wise, and often they have set the simple in the paths of prudence.The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10) | Various
Didst thou not send Skirnir to Gymer's dwelling to befool Gymer's flighty daughter?The Children of Odin | Padraic Colum
Or was he a very clever scoundrel, with irony lurking in his soft voice, and a chuckle that he could so befool me?
British Dictionary definitions for befool
(tr) to make a fool of
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