Simple Definition of deception
: the act of making someone believe something that is not true : the act of deceiving someone
: an act or statement intended to make people believe something that is not true
Examples of deception
She accuses the company of willful deception in its advertising.
His many deceptions did not become known until years after he died.
Origin of deception
Middle English decepcioun, from Anglo-French deception, from Late Latin deception-, deceptio, from Latin decipere to deceive
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of deception
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