Translation of "deceive" - English-Traditional 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

欺騙,矇騙;隱瞞
The company deceived customers by selling old computers as new ones. 該公司用舊電腦冒充新機器欺騙顧客。
The sound of the door closing deceived me into thinking they had gone out. 關門聲讓我以為他們己經出門了。
Synonym
deceive yourself

to refuse to accept the truth

自欺欺人,欺騙自己
She thinks he'll come back, but she's deceiving herself. 她認為他會回來,實際上她是在自欺欺人。

More examples

  • Anyway, I can't deceive him - it's against all my principles.
  • He repudiated the allegation that he had tried to deceive them.
  • I suspect these statistics flatter to deceive.
  • What really angered her was the dirty underhand way they had deceived her.
  • They deceived us into thinking they would come back later with our money.
deceiver
noun [ C ] uk /dɪˈsiː.vər/ us /dɪˈsiː.vɚ/

someone who deceives people

騙子

(Translation of “deceive” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)