verb (used with object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
Origin of deceive
Examples from the Web for deceive
He's polite and amusing, inventing comic voices to deceive friends.
What: Your eyes do not deceive you: Fishman is looking into more than one thing.
When we meet thus, when we do honor to the dead in terms that must sometimes embrace the living, we do not deceive ourselves.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you deceive your children about Santa, you may give them a more thrilling experience of Christmas.
Then again … as I said, for a forgery to deceive at all, it has to preserve a great many features of a genuine object.
Come now, dont try to deceive me, for you know you cannot do it.The White Rose of Memphis|William C. Falkner
I deceive myself—they will come to a decision; and the human heart is so formed, that it will place interest before conscience.Protection and Communism|Frederic Bastiat
If my ear does not deceive me, your accomplice has opened the doors.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
I dare not deceive you, although to keep such faith I may be compelled to deceive a hundred others.Varney the Vampire|Thomas Preskett Prest
Neither then nor ever after did he deceive himself as to the gravity of the situation.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
British Dictionary definitions for deceive
Word Origin for deceive
Word Origin and History for deceive
c.1300, from Old French decevoir (12c., Modern French décevoir) "to deceive," from Latin decipere "to ensnare, take in, beguile, cheat," from de- "from" or pejorative + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Deceived; deceiver; deceiving.