verb (used with object), de·lud·ed, de·lud·ing.
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But we shouldn't delude ourselves that this would have "kept the election from being stolen".What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore?|Megan McArdle|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
To ignore those words—and those ideas—is to disrespect the organization, let alone delude oneself.
We should not delude ourselves that the middle is the golden path.
Don't delude yourself with the notion that she is sitting down in sackcloth and ashes with her past!Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The reader would smile to read the infatuated simple reasons with which the bishop endeavoured to delude the ignorant.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
At others, I yield to a fools paradise and delude myself with impossible solutions that deceive me but for an hour.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
But, in any case, there is no use to delude ourselves as to what are the real qualifications of Mr. Filipino.Where Half The World Is Waking Up|Clarence Poe
But Isaac was formed in too simple and honest a mould to delude the two women or himself with iridescent dreams of success.