illude

transitive verb il·lude \ ə̇ˈlüd also ə̇lˈyüd \

Definition of illude

-ed/-ing/-s
1 a :delude, deceive
  • in order to illude him regarding the paternity of the child
  • —R. F. Hawkins
b :to subject to an illusion
  • at the cinema I am … completely illuded
  • —J. E. Agate
2
[Latin illudere]
obsolete :mock, deride
3 archaic :to escape from :elude
  • glad to illude the burdens of the day
  • —George Crabbe †1832

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Origin and Etymology of illude

Middle English illuden, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French illuder, from Medieval Latin illudere, from Latin, to mock or jeer at


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