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English definition of “deceive”

deceive

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈsiːv/
B2 to make someone believe something that is not true: The company deceived customers by selling old computers as new ones.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingTrue, real, false, and unreal
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