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deceive

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deceive

  1. to cause to believe what is untrue he went to great lengths to deceive his family about the nature of his new job at the mall Synonyms of deceive bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick Words Related to deceive kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindle Phrases do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes Near Antonyms of deceive debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion Antonyms of deceive undeceive



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