- to deceive or trick.
- to mock or ridicule.
- to evade.
Origin of illude
1445–50; me < illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion
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Related Words for illudeshuffle, alter, fool, lie, misinform, entice, cheat, hoodwink, dupe, betray, deceive, tempt, misrepresent, fudge, defraud, delude, misguide, pretend, mislead, trim
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Historical Examples of illude
- literary to trick or deceive
Word Origin for illude
C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game
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Word Origin and History for illude
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