delude

[dih-lood]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English deluden < Latin dēlūdere to play false, equivalent to dē- de- + lūdere to play

deluder, noun
deludingly, adverb
nondeluded, adjective
nondeluding, adjective
undeluded, adjective
undeludedly, adverb
undeluding, adjective


1. beguile, cozen, dupe, cheat, defraud, gull.
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delude (dɪˈluːd)
 
vb
1.  to deceive the mind or judgment of; mislead; beguile
2.  rare to frustrate (hopes, expectations, etc)
 
[C15: from Latin dēlūdere to mock, play false, from de- + lūdere to play]
 
de'ludable
 
adj
 
de'luder
 
n
 
de'ludingly
 
adv

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delude
c.1400, from L. deludere "to mock, deceive," from de- "down, to one's detriment" + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous).
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Example sentences
None of these visions ever quite deluded him.
It's an easy way to delude yourself that you've taken a lease on a private
  oasis, reserved for your arrival once a week.
They argue that he deluded himself about the motives of his adored tribal
  companions.
Let us not delude ourselves for a moment on that score.
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