- to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important.
- Obsolete. to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of.
- Obsolete. to elude; evade.
Origin of delude
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Related Words for deludemislead, dupe, hoodwink, misguide, hoax, outfox, cheat, gull, snow, trick, beguile, betray, bluff, juggle, cozen, con, jive, double-cross, sucker, caboodle
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Contemporary Examples of delude
Without sufficient growth, we should not delude ourselves about how painful this is going to be.As Austerity Cuts Loom, Greeks Strike, But More Cuts Are Demanded
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 25, 2012
We should not delude ourselves that the middle is the golden path.It's All or Nothing in Afghanistan
October 11, 2009
Historical Examples of delude
Out upon you, magpie; would you delude the old man with fables?The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor
Stephen Cullen Carpenter
Because, since that is what our pursuers will expect of us, it will delude them the more if we keep straight on.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
Yet, desperately as he was in love, he could not delude himself with the belief that she cared for him.We Two
Do not delude me with a chimera, and above all do not tempt me to sacrifice my honour to it.Samuel Brohl & Company
She did not delude herself as to the doubts he still entertained.In Chteau Land
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
- to deceive the mind or judgment of; mislead; beguile
- rare to frustrate (hopes, expectations, etc)