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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Self-reliance and resourcefulness continue to erode as we constantly delude ourselves into 'Hail Marying' through economic downturn and poverty.
Instead, we delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped only to find ourselves cycling through our litany of fear-based stories, day after day, relationship after relationship.
The authors show how we systematically delude ourselves into believing our decisions were smart even when they obviously weren't.
We are no worse than other races but we shouldn't delude ourselves into thinking we are better either and pretending we are doesn't make it so.
We should not delude ourselves into a false sense of security," she told the media at a speech in Washington, while acknowledging that the global economy has improved in recent months.
We can thus either delude ourselves into believing in a false meaning to life, or we can remain honest and realise life is meaningless.
We should not delude ourselves into thinking without a significant move from the Fed there will not be further tightening of credit conditions," he said.
The problem could develop in Heads of the Valleys areas, he said, but added, "We shouldn't delude ourselves into thinking it was a challenge we were on top of beforehand.
5 Aristotle improves upon this account after considering three ways in which we may delude ourselves into thinking we have a primary-universal proof.
I don't think that we delude ourselves into thinking that just putting the healthful snacks out there will solve the problem,'' said Dr.
Second, we should not delude ourselves into believing that the nursing facility, even though in some cases "Edenized" and more homelike, is not an institutional environment conducive to breeding depression; because of the sheer burden of illness and disability it confronts, the nursing home will never be totally dissociated from its institutional status.
However, we can't delude ourselves into thinking that hard times have gone away to stay.
And how will we continue to delude ourselves into believing that yogurt muffins are health food once the nutritional analyzing software (sure to soon be a standard on all PDAs) gets through itemizing the ingredients?
But let's not delude ourselves into the belief that three out of every four Americans ever will relish the idea that their budgets would not permit the use of good, sound wood products where they want natural beauty, warmth, individuality and comfort.
We delude ourselves into thinking that back then there were no such things as nightclubs, sex and kebabs.