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

Translation of deceive in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • he was deceived by her story
    se dejó engañar por lo que le contó
    I thought he loved me, but I was deceived
    creía que me quería pero estaba engañada
    to deceive somebody into -ing
    engañar a alguien para que + subjunctive
    she was deceived into handing over the money
    la engañaron para que entregara el dinero
    they deceived him into believing that she was dead
    le hicieron creer que estaba muerta
    she's deceiving her husband
    engaña a su marido
    to be deceived in somebodyI have been deceived in you, Paul if I'm not deceived in her, she'll make a good leader
    si no me engaño or equivoco, será una buena líder
    to deceive oneself
    Example sentences
    • Make a list of who told you what, and determine if anyone has something to gain by deceiving you.
    • The campaign, launched by the Office of Fair Trading, aims to draw attention to unscrupulous holiday clubs that deliberately deceive consumers and pressurise them into membership.
    • Whatever goodwill Tom might have toward the situation will surely evaporate should he find out that she has been deliberately deceiving him.

intransitive verb

  • appearances can deceive
    Example sentences
    • For the first few minutes of the men's match, I thought my eyes were deceiving me - these were the fastest, most athletic soccer players I had ever seen.
    • The fact that we stopped gabbling for 15 minutes says it all, and in the intervening week I've been tempted to hop in my car and drive for an hour and a half just to check that my tastebuds weren't deceiving me.
    • I thought my eyes were deceiving me, as, in the far distance I spied what looked like rows of silver pods suspended against the dark hills.
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