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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She deluded herself into believing that her high-ranking customers would treat her well until she was brutally raped by an SS man and his friends.
Thankfully, the judges at the House of Lords who decided not to allow Cowan to appeal obviously think the same about her as I do - that she's a greedy, silly woman who has deluded herself into believing that running a house and a multi-million pound business are the same thing.
After the husband's death, the wife inherited the picture, and, though she saw her husband killed for keeping the icon, she deluded herself into believing the painting "could be nowhere so safe as under her own roof." She procrastinated.