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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I deluded myself into thinking I was still sharp as a tack because I try not to fly the magenta line and I don't have an autopilot.
In the meantime, I have deluded myself into believing I can bake and, in true Great British Bake Off style, I have promised the world and it remains to be seen whether I can deliver.
As she tells us "With curiosity that I deluded myself into thinking was harmless, I found out that an ex-boyfriend just got married.
I wish I hadn't been responsible for such a terrible sequence, and if I didn't keep records I'm sure I would have deluded myself into thinking that I hadn't - that I might have given a few duff bets but for the most part things really weren't all that bad.
I deluded myself into thinking I had landed a wee touch at Cheltenham last week with 20-1 chance Dynaste.
I now take the Read pile and stick it in with all the other articles I have deluded myself into thinking I will actually read.
I deluded myself into believing that I was incredibly healthy.
I prided myself on my management skills - but I have not deluded myself into thinking I could have been a football manager.
Over the intervening years I had deluded myself into believing that such disasters were behind me until last Wednesday.
I hate dancing and have never deluded myself into thinking I am anything better than the worst dancer you are ever likely to see on a dance floor," he said.