from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make a fool of.
- transitive v. To hoodwink; deceive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fool, to trick or deceive someone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to deceive.
- transitive v. To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a fool of; delude; dupe.
- To treat as a fool; call (a person) “fool.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fool or hoax
- v. make a fool or dupe of
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You know how he tried to befool the mob, first by mocking Jesus as a harmless fool; and second by offering to release him according to the custom of releasing one prisoner at time of the Passover.
“We do not befool people in the name of religion or region, but in our eyes every citizen is equal and every area is equally important in the development process”, he asserted.
While referring to the hollow slogans of certain parties, Sagar said that they are trying to befool the people as situation has shown considerable improvement and normalcy has been restored.
“The then NDA Government in which NC was also a part had thrown the autonomy resolution the dustbin but despite humiliation, the party (NC) remained in the coalition just to enjoy the power” she said and cautioned the people that NC leaders were again raising the bogey of autonomy to befool the common masses.
All attention should be given to making a new administration consisting of honest people, who have no desire to befool their own people and world just to fill their pockets with dollars.
And they went on to befool my reason, whilst I heard their words, but returned them no reply because of their unknowing that the dogs were my brothers.
It was noised abroad in the city that Calamity Ahmad had undertaken to lay hands on Dalilah the Wily, and Zaynab said to her, “O my mother, an thou be indeed a trickstress, do thou befool Ahmad al-Danaf and his company.”
O Neaera, put your tricks, and practise hereafter upon somebody else, you shall befool me no longer.
Almost all the people and religionsagree on one point - that telling lies is a huge sin - however, theywill never hesitate to speak the lies and befool the masses.
Prometheus was forward to cut up a great ox and set portions before them, trying to befool the mind of Zeus.
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