Meaning of “delude” in the English Dictionary

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"delude" in British English

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deludeverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈluːd/ us /dɪˈluːd/

to make someone believe something that is not true:

He's deluding himself if he thinks he's going to be promoted this year.

(Definition of “delude” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delude" in American English

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deludeverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈlud/

to fool yourself into believing something is true because you want it to be true, when it is actually not true:

He’s deluding himself if he thinks he’s going to get that promotion.

(Definition of “delude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)