One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make a fool of.‘you befooled me on your first trip’
deceive, trick, dupe, outwit, fool, delude, cheat, take in, bluff, hoax, mislead, misguide, lead on, defraud, double-cross, swindle, gull, finagle, get the better ofView synonyms
- ‘Let none be befooled by falling into the trap of overlooking the ultimate causes and harping solely on immediate causes.’
- ‘It befooled the Hindu community by raking up the temple issue and then started dancing to the tune of the central government to get close to power, he alleged.’
- ‘We know there is no sincerity either from opposition or the ruling alliance to end the criminalization of politics here, they are just fighting political battles and befooling the nation.’
- ‘Tragic indeed, People were once again befooled, but this time by their own men.’
- ‘Whatever little contact they establish in the remote areas the villagers befool them by telling one thing and doing another.’
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