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illude

[ ih-lood ]
/ ɪˈlud /
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verb (used with object), il·lud·ed, il·lud·ing.
to deceive or trick.
Obsolete.
  1. to mock or ridicule.
  2. to evade.
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Origin of illude

1445–50; me <illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion
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How to use illude in a sentence

  • If any one should at midnight get within their circle, they become visible to him, and they may then illude him.

    The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
  • Little by little, as I came nearer, she ceased to illude me, and I began to think of her as 'it.'

    And Even Now|Max Beerbohm

British Dictionary definitions for illude

illude
/ (ɪˈluːd) /

verb
literary to trick or deceive

Word Origin for illude

C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game
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