verb (used with object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
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Well, when it comes to jobs reports in this pandemic, looks can be deceiving.The Easy Part Of The Economic Recovery Might Be Over|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|September 4, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Apple is also accused of deceiving consumers about the headphones’ durability and sweat-resistance.Own Apple Powerbeats 2 earphones? Here’s how to claim your share of a $9.75 million settlement|rhhackettfortune|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Well, as far as we can tell, the earliest meaning of bamboozle was "to deceive by trickery, hoodwink," which is why some believe that it arose among the criminals of the underworld.
The most serious allegation in the report suggests district administrators deceived a credit rating agency before issuing millions of dollars of bonds in 2018.Morning Report: Report Finds Evidence of Fraud in Sweetwater Budget Mess|Voice of San Diego|June 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The most damning section of the audit suggests that district administrators knowingly deceived a credit rating agency just before they issued millions of dollars in bonds.Audit Finds Sweetwater Officials Deliberately Manipulated Finances|Will Huntsberry|June 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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