Definition of illude in US English:

illude

verb

[with object]literary
  • Trick; delude.

    ‘he had allowed his imagination to illude him’
    • ‘He illuded her about his age.’
    swindle, cheat, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin illudere ‘to mock’.

Pronunciation

illude

/iˈlo͞od/