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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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I always know because there's a little delay on the line since my deluder is making several calls at once; and I know because of the hesitancy in saying my name and, simple as it is, mispronouncing it.
Pursuant to church doctrine, the famous Old Deluder Satan Law of 1647 stipulated that when townships increased to a size of 50 households, they "shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read" (Cremin, 1970, p.
And this is where the role of science as spinner of myths, as deluder of the masses, as intensely repressive force must be confronted.
Many aspirants to the title have been cynical charlatans or self-interested deluders (even self-deluders).
If that fact doesn't give poachers and deluders serious pause, it's likely they're as dumb as some of their illegal stunts.