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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 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 Related Words 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 debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion Antonyms undeceive


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