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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She's very believable as a woman who has fooled herself into believing she's got her life all set, because if you're very smart, then you're able to trick yourself sufficiently."
"Then I'd settle down to a full kebab meal with Jason and finish every bit." Jason never mentioned Debbie's increasing girth and she fooled herself into believing their relationship was as strong as ever.
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