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.
    • 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]:
      Ralph Wiggum is generally employed as a bottomless fount of glorious non sequiturs, but in “I Love Lisa” he stands in for every oblivious chump who ever deluded himself into thinking that with persistence, determination, and a pure heart he can win the girl of his dreams.
    • Burke
      To delude the nation by an airy phantom.
  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

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delude

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of deludir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of deludir.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of deludir.