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Definition of delude verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    delude

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈlud//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delude
     
    he / she / it deludes
     
    past simple deluded
     
    -ing form deluding
     
     
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  1. 1to make someone believe something that is not true synonym deceive
  2. 2 delude somebody You poor deluded creature. delude yourself He's deluding himself if he thinks it's going to be easy. delude somebody/yourself into doing something Don't be deluded into thinking that we are out of danger yet. delude yourself that… She had been deluding herself that he loved her. see also delusion
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