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Alternative forms

  • deceave (obsolete)


From Middle English deceyven, desayven, dissayven, from Old French decever, decevoir, from Latin dēcipiō (to deceive; beguile; entrap), from dē- (from) + capiō (to seize); see captive. Compare conceive, perceive, receive. Displaced native Old English beswīcan.


  • IPA(key): /dɪˈsiːv/
  • Hyphenation: de‧ceive
  • Rhymes: -iːv


deceive (third-person singular simple present deceives, present participle deceiving, simple past and past participle deceived)

  1. (transitive) To trick or mislead.


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Related terms

  • deception
  • deceptive
  • deceit


Further reading

  • deceive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • deceive in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

  • to mislead by falsehood.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)