Synonyms of deceive in English:

deceive

verb

  • 1 she had been deceived by a clever confidence trickster
    swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, hoodwink, hoax, dupe, take in, mislead, delude, fool, outwit, misguide, lead on, inveigle, seduce, ensnare, entrap, beguile, double-cross, gull
    informal con, bamboozle, do, sting, gyp, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, rip off, shaft, bilk, rook, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, take for a ride, pull the wool over someone's eyes, throw dust in someone's eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners
    North American informal sucker, snooker, stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
    Australian informal pull a swifty on
    archaic cozen, sharp
    rare mulct
  • 2 he had deceived her with another woman
    be unfaithful to, be disloyal to, be untrue to, be inconstant to, cheat on, cheat, betray, break one's promise to, play someone false, fail, let down
    informal two-time
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