Meaning of deceive
Pronunciation: (di-sēv'), [key]
— v., -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
- to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: They deceived the enemy by disguising the destroyer as a freighter.
- to be unfaithful to (one's spouse or lover).
- to while away (time).
- to mislead or falsely persuade others; practice deceit: an engaging manner that easily deceives.
- deceive (Thesaurus)