Led her to believe - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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lead (one) to believe
To cause someone to believe something, especially if it is untrue. The sales agent led me to believe I would continue paying the lower price if I signed up for the TV service, but when I got my first bill I learned that wasn't the case. He led us to believe he had a graduate degree in economics. Turns out he didn't even graduate from high school.
lead someone to believe something
Fig. to imply something to someone; to cause someone to believe something untrue. But you led me to believe that this watch was guaranteed! Did you lead her to believe that she was hired as a clerk?
lead somebody to beˈlieve (that...) make somebody think something is true, usually wrongly: I was led to believe that I didn’t need a visa to enter the country, and now it appears that I do. ♢ She led me to believe that she was a student, but she wasn’t. OPPOSITE: put/set somebody straight (about/on something)
References in classic literature
But the blindness of love led her to believe
what she wanted to be true, and her love was so great that it seemed impossible to her that it should not in return awake an equal love.
Martha Stewart is a triumph of new ideas and hard work in the American way but her wealth and celebrity status, apparently, led her to believe
that she was above the law.