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British English: /dɪˈsiːv/
American English: /dəˈsiv/

Translation of deceive in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (lie to and mislead)
    tromper, duper (parent, friend)
    to deceive somebody into doing
    amener quelqu'un à faire quelque chose par la ruse
    to deceive somebody into thinking that …
    faire croire à quelqu'un que …
    to be deceived
    (fooled) être dupe
    (disappointed) être déçu
    to be deceived in somebody
    se tromper sur le compte de quelqu'un
    don't be deceived
    ne te laisse pas avoir
    don't be deceived by his mildness/good-humour
    ne te laisse pas abuser par sa douceur/bonne humeur
    don't be deceived by appearances do my eyes deceive me?
    est-ce que j'ai la berlue? [informal]
    I thought my ears were deceiving me
    j'ai cru que j'avais mal entendu
  • 2 (be unfaithful to)
    tromper (spouse, lover) (with avec)

intransitive verb

  • he likes to deceive
    il aime tromper les gens
    with intent to deceive
    avec l'intention de tromper les gens
    appearances often deceive
    les apparences sont souvent trompeuses

reflexive verb

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