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Definition of deceive:

  1. To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.
  2. To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.
  3. 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.


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