fool (one or oneself) into (something)

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fool (one or oneself) into (something)

To use deception or trickery to compel someone or oneself to do something. I can't believe that guy fooled me into giving him money—what a scam. The more Lucy tries to fool herself into believing she's happy in her marriage, the more miserable she becomes.
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fool someone into something

to deceive someone or oneself into doing something. You'll never fool me into believing you. We fooled the boss into giving us all the day off.
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I like to be able to control things, or at least fool myself into thinking I can control them.
Briefly it was possible to fool myself into thinking myself back in the innocent early days when I'd lived just across the road, but the sad truth was that the terrace of a pension now looked straight over us while further up the valley, lit once just by the stars, there now blazed the lights of a boutique hotel.
Sometimes I even fool myself into thinking that I really look like that!" said Minnelli, holding up the disc that features a close-up photo of herself on the cover.
There's no doubt I'm actually not that person, but as long as I fool myself into thinking I am, then I'm happy.
As long as I donCOt know for sure, I can fool myself into believing that heCOs still into me and that when we have sex nothing has changed.
All of a sudden you can think you are in shape for a comeback and I don't want to fool myself into thinking I can get back into it.
I know I wear safety blinders, try to fool myself into thinking otherwise, use fantasy and other elaborate ruses to ignore or pretend otherwise, but everything comes to nothing in the end.
"Sometimes I fool myself into thinking she is still alive but in my heart I know she's not coming home," said Mary's heartbroken mum Ann.
I tried to fool myself into thinking I'd be okay, saying `a black breast is better than none at all'.
He is quoted as saying: "I'm doing this mad thing where I'm trying to fool myself into believing I'm not eating chocolate.
I always manage to fool myself into thinking that, after a break in warmer climes, I'm going to return home to sunny skies in England.
"I'd never fool myself into believing I'd won the battle.