delude - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/dɪˈluːd/
present tense
I/you/we/theydelude
he/she/itdeludes
present participledeluding
past tensedeluded
past participledeluded
  1. to make someone think something that is not true

    The government should not be deluded into thinking that it is popular.