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deceive

verb [I or T]
 
 
/dɪˈsiːv/
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.
Translations of “deceive”
in Korean 속이다…
in Arabic يَخْدَع…
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 Spanish engañar, defraudar, mentir…
in Portuguese enganar, iludir…
in German täuschen…
in Catalan enganyar…
in Japanese (人)をだます…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,蒙骗, 隐瞒…
(Definition of deceive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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