[ ih-lood ]
/ ɪˈlud /
verb (used with object), il·lud·ed, il·lud·ing.
to deceive or trick.
- to mock or ridicule.
- to evade.
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Origin of illude
1445–50; me <illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion
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British Dictionary definitions for illude
/ (ɪˈluːd) /
literary to trick or deceive
Word Origin for illude
C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game
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