verb (used with object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
- decedent estate,
Origin of deceive
Examples from the Web for deceivers
One day (May 12) a gale of wind blew some of the deceivers bodily away.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
In many cases, also, this training of subjects makes them deceivers.
But the point is, that the deceivers do not deceive because they want to deceive, but because they almost cannot do otherwise.
Deceive the deceivers; in a great measure they are all a guilty race; let them fall into the toils which they have spread.
There are sharpers, speculators and deceivers in that country as well as in ours.Forty Years Among the Indians|Daniel W. Jones
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.