Well-deceived

deceive

[dih-seev]
verb (used with object), deceived, deceiving.
1.
to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: They deceived the enemy by disguising the destroyer as a freighter.
2.
to be unfaithful to (one's spouse or lover).
3.
Archaic. to while away (time).
verb (used without object), deceived, deceiving.
4.
to mislead or falsely persuade others; practice deceit: an engaging manner that easily deceives.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English deceiven < Old French deceivre < Latin dēcipere, literally, to ensnare, equivalent to dē- de- + -cipere, combining form of capere to take

deceivableness, deceivability, noun
deceivably, adverb
deceiver, noun
deceivingly, adverb
interdeceive, verb, interdeceived, interdeceiving.
nondeceiving, adjective
predeceive, verb (used with object), predeceived, predeceiving.
predeceiver, noun
redeceive, verb (used with object), redeceived, redeceiving.
well-deceived, adjective


1. cozen, dupe, fool, gull, hoodwink, trick, defraud, outwit, entrap, ensnare, betray. See cheat.
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deceive (dɪˈsiːv)
 
vb
1.  to mislead by deliberate misrepresentation or lies
2.  to delude (oneself)
3.  to be unfaithful to (one's sexual partner)
4.  archaic to disappoint: his hopes were deceived
 
[C13: from Old French deceivre, from Latin dēcipere to ensnare, cheat, from capere to take]
 
de'ceivable
 
adj
 
de'ceivably
 
adv
 
de'ceivableness
 
n
 
deceiva'bility
 
n
 
de'ceiver
 
n
 
de'ceiving
 
n, —adj
 
de'ceivingly
 
adv

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deceive
c.1300, from O.Fr. deceveir, from L. decipere "to ensnare, take in," from de- "from" or pejorative + capere "to take" (see capable).
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