Definition of Delude

1. Verb. Be false to; be dishonest with.




Definition of Delude

1. v. t. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.

Definition of Delude

1. Verb. (transitive) To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To frustrate or disappoint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delude

1. to mislead the mind or judgment of [v -LUDED, -LUDING, -LUDES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delude

deltoid region
deltoid tuberosity
deltoidal
deltoidei
deltoideopectoral triangle
deltoideopectoral trigone
deltoideus
deltoideus muscle
deltoids
deltopectoral
deltopectoral flap
delts
delubrum
delubrums
deludable
delude (current term)
deluded
deludedly
deluder
deluders
deludes
deluding
deludingly
deluge
deluged
deluges
deluging
delundung
delusion
delusion of control

Literary usage of Delude

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"delude, in Latin ... Men deceive themselves with false pretexts and false confidence; they delude themselves with vain hopes and wishes. ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... so to delude and disquiet the world with such idle ceremonies, false doctrines, superstitious fopperies, are from themselves, innate fear, ignorance, ..."

3. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"infernal ministers take, so to delude and disquiet the world with such idle ceremonies, false doctrines, superstitious fopperies, are from themselves, ..."

4. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... in divers Letters described, Dutch abusive devises by lyes to delude and dis-hearten our men: divers Extracts of Letters of Master *in Master ..."

5. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"aspirations ; all the pains taken to delude him into the notion that he is a lord will not make him essentially other than ' Old Sly's son, of Burton Heath ..."

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