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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: deludere, from ludere 'to play'

delude

verb
     
de‧lude [transitive]
to make someone believe something that is not true [= deceive]:
I was angry with him for trying to delude me.
delude somebody/yourself into doing something
It is easy to delude yourself into believing you're in love.
Don't be deluded into thinking your house is burglarproof.

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