deceive (someone) into (something)

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deceive (someone) into (something)

To fool or trick someone into doing something. I can't believe he deceived thousands of people into buying a faulty product!
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deceive someone into something

to trick someone into doing something. She deceived me into giving her my car keys. You can't deceive me into doing what I don't want to do.
See also: deceive
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"They create issues so they could deceive us into joining them.
They take advantage of our vulnerabilities and deceive us into handing over our hard-earned money for a product that simply cannot and will not deliver.
The same West is today trying to deceive us into believing that Mugabe is evil.
TODAY, the House of Lords will debate the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, originally known as the EU Constitution, but renamed in order to deceive us into believing that it now caters more favourably for our future.
Now Gordon Brown thinks he can deceive us into believing his spin on hightechnology corridors.
IT has been noted that there are some incredible similarities between the Peter Pan of Pop (Cliff Richard) and the Betty Boop of Bull (Tony Blair), but, after seeing those Marie Claire pictures, where Cherie Blair tries to deceive us into believing she is just a hassled housewife who got lucky enough to hire someone from Looneys 'R' Us to do her lipstick, I realised yet another amazing parallel.
In 'Deception: How Satan Deceives Us' Seagrove illustrates how the dangerous and unpredictable world of the supernatural is constantly interacting with our own temporal society, with demonic forces in the invisible realm of the spirit world constantly trying to deceive us into making bad choices or saying inappropriate things.
Even when we are aware that certain poems are not necessarily "autobiographical," as the use of the first person pronoun I can deceive us into believing, her poems cry out as coming from the heart.