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。

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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)