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 deceiver
And cancer, deceiver, pretender, coward; it cannot even subsist without the vibrant people it depends on.
He's up to fourteen stone with fox-hounds; and, unless he's a deceiver, he has the go in him.
A Methodist means a deceiver, one who deludes, cheats and beguiles.'
But he did not give his name, that he might not be discovered as the deceiver who rapped in the name of others.Secret Enemies of True Republicanism|Andrew B. Smolnikar
British Dictionary definitions for deceiver
Word Origin for deceive
Word Origin and History for deceiver
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.