Definition of delude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

delude

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈluːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delude
BrE BrE//dɪˈluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈluːd//
 
he / she / it deludes
BrE BrE//dɪˈluːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈluːdz//
 
past simple deluded
BrE BrE//dɪˈluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈluːdɪd//
 
past participle deluded
BrE BrE//dɪˈluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈluːdɪd//
 
-ing form deluding
BrE BrE//dɪˈluːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈluːdɪŋ//
 
 
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to make somebody believe something that is not true synonym deceive 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 Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin deludere ‘to mock’, from de- (with pejorative force) + ludere ‘to play’.
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