Definition for DE-LUDE'

DE-LUDE', v.t. [L. deludo; de and ludo, to play, to mock; Ch. and Heb. לוץ. Class Ls, No. 3, 5, 30, 46.]

  1. To deceive; to impose on; to lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment; to beguile. Cheat is generally applied to deception in bargains; delude, to deception in opinion. An artful man deludes his followers. We are often deluded by false appearances.
  2. To frustrate or disappoint.

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