illude

transitive verb il·lude \ə̇ˈlüd also ə̇lˈyüd\

Definition of illude

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1a :  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. 2 [Latin illudere] obsolete :  mock, deride

  3. 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 — more at illusion


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