verb (used with object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
Origin of deceive
Synonyms for deceive
Related Words for deceivefool, trick, victimize, cheat, swindle, dupe, betray, disappoint, entrap, hoodwink, circumvent, falsify, defraud, delude, scam, clip, rob, ensnare, hoax, hook
Examples from the Web for deceive
Contemporary Examples of deceive
He's polite and amusing, inventing comic voices to deceive friends.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
What: Your eyes do not deceive you: Fishman is looking into more than one thing.Who Isn’t Investigating Chris Christie?
June 25, 2014
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
May 26, 2014
If you deceive your children about Santa, you may give them a more thrilling experience of Christmas.Why Jimmy Kimmel’s Lies Matter
November 19, 2013
Then again … as I said, for a forgery to deceive at all, it has to preserve a great many features of a genuine object.Can A Fake Be As Good As Real?
November 4, 2013
Historical Examples of deceive
I have more than once tried to deceive you, but you will feel that I am not now speaking falsely.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
But even in early manhood he never sought to deceive himself.
At the last push of fate Shakespeare will pose and deceive himself.
She tries to deceive Caesar as to her wealth, and is shamed by her treasurer Seleucus.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
Word Origin 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.