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deceiveverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈsiːv/
B2 to persuade someone that something false is the truth, or to keep the truth hidden from someone for your own advantage: The company deceived customers by selling old computers as new ones. The sound of the door closing deceived me into thinking they had gone out.
Synonym
deceive yourself to refuse to accept the truth: She thinks he'll come back, but she's deceiving herself.
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deceiver
noun [C] uk   /-ˈsiː.vər/  us   /-ˈsiː.vɚ/
someone who deceives people
Translations of “deceive”
in Arabic يَخْدَع…
in Korean 속이다…
in Malaysian tipu…
in French tromper…
in Turkish aldatmak, düzen kurmak, hile yapmak…
in Italian ingannare, illudere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙,矇騙, 隱瞞…
in Russian обманывать…
in Polish oszukiwać…
in Vietnamese đánh lừa…
in Spanish engañar, defraudar, mentir…
in Portuguese enganar, iludir…
in Thai หลอกลวง…
in German täuschen…
in Catalan enganyar…
in Japanese (人)をだます…
in Indonesian mengecoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,蒙骗, 隐瞒…
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