[ UK /dɪsˈiːv/ ]
[ US /dɪˈsiv/ ]
VERB
  1. be false to; be dishonest with
  2. cause someone to believe an untruth
    The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house
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How To Use deceive In A Sentence

  • Her partner deceives her, but she doesn't know it; her children fail, but she is told they succeed; she believes she has the admiration of others, but they laugh at her behind her back.
  • And he called Herodotus a thief and a beguiler, and “the same with intent to deceive,” as one of their own poets writes. Letters to Dead Authors
  • Ge 3: 16, woman's "subjection" is represented as the consequence of her being deceived. being deceived -- The oldest manuscripts read the compound Greek verb for the simple, "Having been seduced by deceit": implying how completely Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • The 22-year-old has often flattered to deceive during the opening phase of the campaign. The Sun
  • I have been told that many of them wear patent complexions, "boughten" bangs, and pad out scrawny forms until they appear voluptuous Junos, and thereby deceive and ensnare, bedazzle and beguile the unsuspecting sons of men. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12
  • This woman clearly deceived two people, and perhaps more. The Sun
  • Unless looks deceive so convincingly, he does not look indigent and like someone in state of abject poverty; more like a man in full control of his bearing, faculties and appearance.
  • Belgium have flattered to deceive for about five years now. The Sun
  • Sharp-sighted viewers alone will note the warning signs of owls or demons and realize that the most visible figures of the foreground are all deceivers.
  • He flattered to deceive last season and has dropped down the weights as a result. The Sun
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