from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deceive the mind or judgment of: fraudulent ads that delude consumers into sending in money. See Synonyms at deceive.
- transitive v. Obsolete To elude or evade.
- transitive v. Obsolete To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
- v. To frustrate or disappoint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
- transitive v. To frustrate or disappoint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deceive; impose upon; mislead the mind or judgment of; beguile; cheat.
- To frustrate or disappoint; elude; evade.
- Synonyms Mislead, Delude (see mislead); to cozen, dupe, lead astray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be false to; be dishonest with
African Union summit, Mugabe said opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai should not "delude" himself into thinking the result of the June 27 poll could be expunged from the record books and should renounce his claims to the presidency.
And we should remember that Satan has his wonders, which, though they are juggling tricks rather than real miracles, are such as delude the ignorant and inexperienced.
“Don't delude yourself, Ellen,” he whispered to me once, as we stood in the doorway of her darkened room.
And yet you continue to delude yourself into thinking that the NIRA had something to do with the length of a global depression.
I prefer to interpret it (read: delude myself) as showing love for the comics of an earlier age.
I would still argue that while discussions of such things as character or plot or point of view are perfectly useful ways of exploring our reactions to a work of fiction, we shouldn't delude ourselves into believing they're anything other than devices of convenience.
Cupidity and our ability to delude ourselves are constant.
You can decide, or delude, for yourself how many of those people want a copy of the album to use as the soundtrack for their family video. deanowaco says:
You can decide, or delude, for yourself how many of those people want a copy of the album to use as the soundtrack for their family video.
Of course we both know you are really just whistling past the graveyard (unless you have once again reached that pinnacle of Republican hackery where you actually manage to delude yourself).