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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08 (ANI): Capitalism in today's day and age has deceived us into thinking that we are defined by our material possessions.
08 ( ANI ): Capitalism in today's day and age has deceived us into thinking that we are defined by our material possessions.
Fiona, I'm usually a fan of your writing but, pray tell, what is "ill-conceived" about a union partner no longer wishing to be united to the partner that deceived us into believing there was no oil in our waters 40 years ago, then squandered the wealth behind our back on their own selfish projects?