delude

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·lude

verb \di-ˈlüd, dē-\

: to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true

de·lud·edde·lud·ing

Full Definition of DELUDE

transitive verb
1
:  to mislead the mind or judgment of :  deceive, trick
2
obsolete
a :  frustrate, disappoint
b :  evade, elude
de·lud·er noun

Examples of DELUDE

  1. <we deluded ourselves into thinking that the ice cream wouldn't affect our diet>

Origin of DELUDE

Middle English, from Latin deludere, from de- + ludere to play — more at ludicrous
First Known Use: 15th century

de·lude

transitive verb \di-ˈlüd\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·lud·edde·lud·ing

Medical Definition of DELUDE

: to mislead the mind or judgment of

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