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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 Arabic يَخْدَع…
in Korean 속이다…
in Malaysian tipu…
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 Vietnamese đánh lừa…
in Spanish engañar, defraudar, mentir…
in Portuguese enganar, iludir…
in Thai หลอกลวง…
in German täuschen…
in Catalan enganyar…
in Japanese (人)をだます…
in Indonesian mengecoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,蒙骗, 隐瞒…
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