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delude

[dih-lood] /dɪˈlud/
verb (used with object), deluded, deluding.
1.
to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive:
His conceit deluded him into believing he was important.
2.
Obsolete. to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of.
3.
Obsolete. to elude; evade.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English deluden < Latin dēlūdere to play false, equivalent to dē- de- + lūdere to play
Related forms
deluder, noun
deludingly, adverb
nondeluded, adjective
nondeluding, adjective
undeluded, adjective
undeludedly, adverb
undeluding, adjective
Synonyms
1. beguile, cozen, dupe, cheat, defraud, gull.
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British Dictionary definitions for de lude

delude

/dɪˈluːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to deceive the mind or judgment of; mislead; beguile
2.
(rare) to frustrate (hopes, expectations, etc)
Derived Forms
deludable, adjective
deluder, noun
deludingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dēlūdere to mock, play false, from de- + lūdere to play
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Word Origin and History for de lude

delude

v.

c.1400, from Latin deludere "to play false; to mock, deceive," from de- "down, to one's detriment" + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Related: Deluded; deluding.

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