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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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DeLude proudly points out that the school attracts students from all over Oahu and provides one-fourth of its student body with financial aid.
"We start with the basics of caring teachers, working with parents, to encourage diligence, inspire curiosity, and provide support for student success," DeLude adds.
DeLude, a Waianae native, is proud that the school attracts students from all corners of Oahu, with one fourth of its student body on financial aid.
"Opportunity is what we offer to students to engage in social, spiritual, and academic discipline to become educated individuals and effective citizens of the world." says DeLude.
Delude said she has worked to keep the library's collection well rounded.
Delude didn't always know she would be a librarian; her first career was as a social worker.
Delude said the Westboro library got through the summer, in large part, with the help of volunteers.
Delude. Rising union and energy costs have to be made up elsewhere in the budget, which is why the library lost hours for hired pages and will delay upgrading its computers and a plan to enhance its young adult services, she said.
"We actually already had wireless in place at the library for some time, but up until the recent change it's only been available in one spot (called a `hot spot' because of its ability to pick up wireless Internet access) in the library," Delude said.
Delude said wireless access is especially helpful to college students working on research papers.
Delude was serving a 30-month stretch for a variety of minor offences in a minimum security jail in Montpelier, Vermont, USA.
Steinberg thinks animals should be treated decently and eaten guiltlessly, and then deludes himself into thinking that the animals aren't really suffering at all.