Translation of "deceive" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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deceiveverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈsiːv/ 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. 该公司用旧计算机冒充新机器欺骗顾客。
The sound of the door closing deceived me into thinking they had gone out. 关门声让我以为他们已经出门了。
deceive yourself

to refuse to accept the truth

She thinks he'll come back, but she's deceiving herself. 她认为他会回来,实际上她是在自欺欺人。

More examples

  • Anyway, I can't deceive him - it's against all my principles.
  • He repudiated the allegation that he had tried to deceive them.
  • I suspect these statistics flatter to deceive.
  • What really angered her was the dirty underhand way they had deceived her.
  • They deceived us into thinking they would come back later with our money.
noun [ C ] uk /dɪˈsiː.vər/ us /dɪˈsiː.vɚ/

someone who deceives people


(Translation of “deceive” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)