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.
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Sometimes our eyes can deceive us into thinking that a pomegranate is full of taste by its color but as Shokhan Ahmed, a housewife explained, "the color is not important, it doesn't matter what the outside color is or if the seeds are red or white, the only thing that is important is the flavor and you can only determine that by tasting it.
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.
They can afford to pay for reports whose objectivity I would question, employ people to drive plans through, bribe us with money for rural areas, convince us all we are doomed from global warming if they are not built and deceive us into thinking they produce three times as much energy as they do.
magazine (and presumably her purse) while Mark took pounds 20,000 from a Sunday newspaper to try to deceive us into believing his shame was all down to his baldness.
Now Gordon Brown thinks he can deceive us into believing his spin on hightechnology corridors.
The Government set out to deceive us into believing it had achieved its target of a 50% reduction in the number of foreign people coming to this country.
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.
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.
We should not let the spin on words con us into blaming the French nor legalistic twisting deceive us into thinking this a legal war.