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befool

[bih-fool] /bɪˈful/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fool; deceive; dupe.
2.
Obsolete. to treat as a fool; call (someone) a fool.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English befolen. See be-, fool1
Synonyms
1. bamboozle, delude, mislead; cheat, swindle.
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befool

/bɪˈfuːl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make a fool of
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Word Origin and History for be fool

befool

v.

late 14c., from be- + fool (n.). Related: Befooled; befooling.

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