delude (someone or oneself) into (something)

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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 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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I don't delude myself into thinking that's the way politics and government work in 21st century Britain.
I like to delude myself into thinking that's it's all the spinning that gets to me.
While pleading that 'I do not for one moment delude myself into thinking that my own reflections .
If I want to delude myself into thinking that my tonnage is being carried over a body five inches taller than I actually am, who is Volvo to burst my bubble?
Now I do not for a minute delude myself into thinking this is anything less than a calculated gesture.
My lateness is legendary in this office, so I don't know why I delude myself into thinking that those few saved seconds will spare me an icy stare from the boss.
I don't delude myself into thinking I'm a retailer," Seigel says, "because I'm not.