- 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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Examples from the Web for illuded
They will never complain of being desillusionnes , for they have never been illuded.Mary Marston
What be the contentis of the haill Book, and how that this promeise was illuded frome tyme to tyme, we will after hear.
Hazy in the minds of its projectors, it was almost universally misunderstood by the multitude which it illuded.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first
Count Carlo Gozzi
- literary to trick or deceive
C15: from Latin illūdere to sport with, from lūdus game
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Word Origin and History for illuded
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