Meaning of “deceive” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /dɪˈsiːv/
Extra Examples
This was a deliberate attempt by them to deceive us.Don't be deceived by his smart appearance.Consumers can be deceived into thinking the drinks do not contain sugar.She felt ashamed of having deceived him.He didn't understand how she could have deceived him for so long.

B2 to make someone believe something that is not true:

The company deceived customers by selling old computers as new ones.

(Definition of “deceive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)