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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James Vyner, managing director of corporate film-makers Ichikoo, joint authors of the report, said: "For too long, British businessmen and women have deluded themselves into believing that there is something charming or amusing about committing gaffes when in the presence of foreign clients or potential investors.
Two quotations will do for now: "Those Christians who feel at home in the United States can do so only because they have buffered themselves from the brutal conditions of poverty, blinded themselves to the realities of racism, and deluded themselves into imagining that the vast military force of this country is the agent of justice.
They deluded themselves into thinking that Lord Krishna, who manifested on earth to establish righteousness, was after all a human being.