Definition of deceive
< Middle English deceyven < From Old French deceivre (Modern French décevoir) < Latin decipere ("to deceive, beguile, entrap") < de- ("from") + capere ("to seize"); see captive. Cf. conceive, perceive, receive.
- IPA: /dɪˈsi:v/
- Rhymes: -iːv
to deceive (third-person singular simple present deceives, present participle deceiving, simple past and past participle deceived)
- To trick or mislead.
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