delude

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From Latin dēlūdō (mock, deceive), from de + lūdō ("I make sport of, I mock"). See ludicrous.

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delude (third-person singular simple present deludes, present participle deluding, simple past and past participle deluded)

  1. (transitive) To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To frustrate or disappoint.
    • Dryden
      It deludes thy search.

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delude

  1. third-person singular present of deludere

Latin[edit]

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delūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of delūdō