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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈluːd/, /dɪˈljuːd/
- (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈluːd/, /dəˈluːd/
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- Rhymes: -uːd
- (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):
- 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.
- To delude the nation by an airy phantom.
- (transitive, obsolete) To frustrate or disappoint.
- It deludes thy search.