Synonyms of deceive in English:


See definition of deceive


1‘she had been deceived by a clever confidence trickster’


swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, hoodwink, hoax, dupe, take in, mislead, delude, fool, outwit, misguide, lead on, inveigle, seduce, ensnare, entrap, beguile, double-cross, gull

informal con, bamboozle, do, sting, gyp, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, rip off, shaft, bilk, rook, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, take for a ride, pull the wool over someone's eyes, throw dust in someone's eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners

North American informal sucker, snooker, stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle

Australian informal pull a swifty on

archaic cozen, sharp

rare mulct

2‘he had deceived her with another woman’


be unfaithful to, be disloyal to, be untrue to, be inconstant to, cheat on, cheat, betray, break one's promise to, play someone false, fail, let down

informal two-time