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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References in classic literature ?
Or would she go a step further, and delude us into believing that the Moonstone was stolen?
"A major difficulty with the WikiLeaks project is that it may delude us into believing otherwise," he added.
The fact that when a couple of Brits - and fair play to them - make a small protest and nothing much happens beyond a plane ticket home and a cup of tea shouldn't delude us into thinking that everything in the Beijing Bird's Nest is chop suey.
Psychologist Aric Sigman said: "Heavily-edited shows such as Ground Force delude us into thinking we can perform tasks we are not competent at."
'Heavily edited shows such as Ground Force delude us into thinking we can perform tasks we simply aren't competent at.
The author's potent critique of modern industrial capitalist society is that the "progressive" ideology of "more is better" allows it to delude us into accepting "movement without goals" for progress, and instability, insatiability, expansion, and obsolescence as its unavoidable aspects.
But we should not let his and others' indignation at Chesterfield's more worldly advice delude us into thinking that they did not share his concern about the graces.