• (RP) IPA: /dɪˈluːd/, /dɪˈljuːd/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈluːd/, /dəˈluːd/

delude (deludes, present participle deluding; past and past participle deluded)

  1. (transitive) To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
    • To delude the nation by an airy phantom.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To frustrate or disappoint.
    • It deludes thy search.
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