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Meaning of delude

de•lude

Pronunciation: (di-ld'), [key]
— -lud•ed, -lud•ing.
  1. to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important.
  2. to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of.
  3. to elude; evade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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