delude (someone or oneself) into (something)

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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 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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It is possible to delude oneself into seeing a positive image in the mirror, even when one isn't there.
Strolling through Expo '95, or any similar "patriot " or militia gathering, one could delude oneself into believing that we are simply seeing a bunch of angry white males acting out their resentment against Big Brother and Big Business and that there is little reason for concern or alarm.