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delude (someone or oneself) into (something)

To cause someone to believe something that is not true. I don't know how she deluded herself into thinking that she could continue to live in this dangerous neighborhood. My husband had deluded me into thinking that he had forgotten my birthday so that he could surprise me with a party.
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delude (someone) with (something)

To use something to induce someone to believe falsehoods. The realtor must have deluded Elizabeth with lies—why else would she have moved into such a dangerous neighborhood?
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delude someone into something

to fool someone into thinking something. You can't delude me into believing you. Todd deluded himself into believing he was back at home.
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delude someone with something

to fool or trick someone with something. She deluded us with her clever talk. Don't delude yourself with false hopes.
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DeLude joined MassMutual's Retirement Services Division effective January 22 as managing director of institutional sales.
Mayor Of The Roses tells of the search for home, family, and history, and the ways in which human beings can so thoroughly delude themselves.
We already know representations, however feebly drawn, are still representations, and therefore illusions that delude both subject and audience.
However, we can't delude ourselves into thinking that hard times have gone away to stay.
You can't delude yourself into thinking that anyone wants to read about how you and your girlfriend were laughed at for wearing Daisy Dukes and cut off in the drink line because you had breasts instead of rock-hard pecs.
Caveat: Don't delude yourself into thinking once you buy a virus protection program you're sale.
We begin to delude ourselves that we can preserve the intellectual and personal interactions by developing better systems and, up to a point, this is true.
Delude said the Westboro Public Library is part of the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing Inc.
According to Ron Delude, Sanders B-1B DSUP program manager, "We are pleased to be part of the DSUP team which will provide the B-1B with full RF self-protection against all modern threats well into the next century.
The beauty of it is you don't have to wait for a library computer," library director Carolyn Delude said.
The company still has critics--some of them within Travelers--who claim its agents delude unwary customers and damage the reputation of the life insurance industry.
He is also survived by his sister Caryn Stoddard and her husband Paul Brodmerkle of Berlin, MA and his sister Claudia Elguero and her husband Oscar Elguero of Hampden, MA, 7 nieces and nephews: Shannen Delude, Carlos Elguero, Sergio Elguero, Mariel Elguero, and Liana Elguero, and 2 great-nephews: Jarred Delude and Jeremy Delude.
I don't think that we delude ourselves into thinking that just putting the healthful snacks out there will solve the problem,'' said Dr.
Mark Delude, 39, was nabbed as he crawled under a wire fence after sneaking out to buy beer and cigarettes.