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3 definitions found
 for delude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delude \De*lude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deluded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Deluding.] [L. deludere, delusum; de- + ludere to play,
     make sport of, mock. See Ludicrous.]
     1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or
        judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a
        fool of.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              To delude the nation by an airy phantom. --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To frustrate or disappoint.
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              It deludes thy search.                --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To mislead; deceive; beguile; cajole; cheat; dupe. See
          Deceive.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  delude
      v 1: be false to; be dishonest with [syn: deceive, lead on,
           delude, cozen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "delude":
     bamboozle, beguile, betray, bluff, cajole, cheat on, circumvent,
     conjure, deceive, diddle, double-cross, dupe, forestall, gammon,
     get around, gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle,
     let down, mock, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach,
     pigeon, play one false, put something over, snow, string along,
     take in, trick, two-time
  
  

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