deceive

Definitions

  • And deceives Little Red Riding-Hood
    And deceives Little Red Riding-Hood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v deceive cause someone to believe an untruth "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
    • v deceive be false to; be dishonest with
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deceive To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception. "These occupations oftentimes deceived The listless hour."
    • Deceive To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud. "Plant fruit trees in large borders, and set therein fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deceive the trees."
    • Deceive To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare. "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving , and being deceived .""Nimble jugglers that deceive the eye.""What can 'scape the eye
      Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deceive To mislead by a false appearance or statement; cause to believe what is false, or to disbelieve what is true; delude.
    • deceive To cause to fail in fulfilment or realization; frustrate or disappoint.
    • deceive To take from; rob stealthily.
    • deceive To cause to pass; while away.
    • deceive Synonyms To beguile, cheat, overreach, circumvent, dupe, fool, gull, cozen, hoodwink.
    • deceive In fencing, to evade, as an attack or parry, thus causing an opponent to lose the contact or feel of one's foil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deceive de-sēv′ to mislead or cause to err: to cheat: to disappoint
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Quotations

  • Phaedrus
    Phaedrus
    “First appearance deceives many.”
  • Phaedrus
    Phaedrus
    “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.”
  • Thomas Kempis
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    “Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.”
  • Walter Russell
    Walter Russell
    “When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. deceveir, F. décevoir, fr. L. decipere, to catch, insnare, deceive; de-, + capere, to take, catch. See Capable, and cf. Deceit Deception
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. décevoir—L. decipĕre, deceptumde, from capĕre, to take, catch.

Usage

In literature:

I'm deceiving father about these lessons.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
For the nonce he must pose as an aristocrat, and wondered by what name he might best deceive them.
"The Light That Lures" by Percy Brebner
I like you too much to want to deceive you, and I think you are deceived.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
He had been deceived!
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
I know you too well; arch hypocrite as you are, and fully capable of easily deceiving many, you cannot deceive me.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
Gracious Father, cause me to be critical of my life, that I may not be deceived in myself.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
She turns against us for deceiving her.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
The harmless subterfuge did not deceive her.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
Have I not been thus deceived by her, I fear, O king, that she will soon surpass me in the number of her children.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Dishonestly deceived by us and liberated from thirteen years' exile, will not the illustrious hero annihilate us?
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
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In poetry:

MARIA.
Dear father,
Surely 't was naught. Your ears deceive you.
The wind is rising, and you heard the leaves
Rustling together.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
Oh! Montmorency Vere de Vere,
To think that one I held so dear
Should use a base deceiver’s art
To trifle with my loving heart.
"A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy" by Ellis Parker Butler
But your choyce is, and your love.
How most number to deceive,
As if honors claime did move
Like Popish Lawe, none safe to leave.
"94" by Mary Wroth
We tipped him with a shining bob—
No Tommy Dodd, believe us.
We didn’t “tumble” to his job—
Ah, why did Pete deceive us!
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
Men are deceived by idle names—
'Tis easier to be rich than wise:
And wisdom less distinction claims
Than fortune's idle vanities.
"Summer: Monday Morning" by John Bowring
Two men deceive themselves, we view,
Without design; each other too.
Then what inducement to believe
The man who will himself deceive?
"The Wig" by William Hutton

In news:

Study & verify to keep from being deceived.
Fuld Testifies That He Didn't Deceive Investors Ahead of Firm's Bankruptcy Filing.
Well, sometimes final scores can be deceiving.
LOVE IN E FLAT Rover Dramawerks stages this comedy by Norman Krasna, about a relationship that deflates when the lovers practice to deceive.
I had some " minor surgery " recently, and I have to say I was deceived beforehand.
Sometimes, a tennis score can be deceiving.
The patient could easily be deceived into believing that this chiropractor could diagnose or treat his or her medical condition,...
Adapted from A Very Deceiving Night, by Tim Maltin.
But looks can be deceiving.
The NBA commissioner and the league's competition committee met Monday and had a discussion about players deceiving referees into calling fouls by falling down, or flopping.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reportedly allowed a hacker to take over a journalist's iCloud account by deceiving the company's tech support team.
Obama AWOL on Benghazi, deceiving the public and 'trying to run out the clock'.
The suit filed Tuesday in Manhattan under New York's Martin Act alleges Credit Suisse deceived investors before the 2008 market collapse.
Those pictures of warm, tasty nuggets on billboards don't deceive them now that they've seen how they're really made.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology may have made a terrible, terrible mistake: They've taught robots how to deceive.
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In science:

It should be emphasized that the innocent TCP sender is unaware of the fact that his traffic has caused a serious congestion; the sender is deceived by the malicious receiver.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
More seriously, subtle attackers can exploit this vulnerability of TCP to bring down the operation of the Internet by pumping in an enormous amount of traffic through innocent TCP senders deceived by a distributed network of malicious TCP receivers.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Recall that the goal of a VSR protocol is to ensure that a TCP receiver cannot deceive a TCP sender into believing that it has received a TCP segment which is actually lost in the network.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Also, even for the cases considered above, one should not be deceived by the apparent obviousness of the analysis.
Improvements for Free
On May 1913 Einstein was more confident that he was probably not deceived with the "Entwurf" theory of him and Grossman.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
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