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English definition of “deceive”

deceive

verb [T]  /dɪˈsiv/ us  
to persuade someone that something false is the truth; trick or fool: Some parents try to deceive school officials and enroll their children in other districts. If you deceive yourself, you pretend something is true: We should not deceive ourselves into thinking this will be the end of it.
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