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English definition of “deceive”
/dɪˈsiːv/ verb [I or T]
› to use dishonest or illegal methods to get something or to make people believe that something is true when it is not: These were fraudulent transactions aimed at deceiving creditors and investors.intention/intent to deceive A spokesman for the bank maintained that there had been no intent to deceive.
flatter to deceive › to seem better than it actually is: The FTSE-100 flattered to deceive, as it broke through the 5000 barrier only to fall back again.