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DECE'IVE, v.t. [L to take asid, to ensnare.]



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DECE'IVE, v.t. [L to take asid, to ensnare.]

DE-CEIVE', v.t. [L. decipio, to take aside, to insnare; de and capio; Fr. decevoir; Arm. decevi. See Capable.]

  1. To mislead the mind; to cause to err; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose on; to delude. Take heed that no man deceive you. – Matth. xxiv. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. – 1 John i.
  2. To beguile; to cheat. Your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times. – Gen. xxxi.
  3. To cut off from expectation; to frustrate or disappoint; as, his hopes were deceived. – Dryden.
  4. To take from; to rob. Plant fruit trees in large borders, and set therein fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deceive the trees. [The literal sense, but not now used.] – Bacon.

De*ceive"
  1. To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.

    Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Tim. iii. 13.

    Nimble jugglers that deceive the eye. Shak.

    What can 'scape the eye
    Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart?
    Milton.

  2. To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.

    These occupations oftentimes deceived
    The listless hour.
    Wordsworth.

  3. To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.

    [Obs.]

    Plant fruit trees in large borders, and set therein fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deceive the trees. Bacon.

    Syn. -- Deceive, Delude, Mislead. Deceive is a general word applicable to any kind of misrepresentation affecting faith or life. To delude, primarily, is to make sport of, by deceiving, and is accomplished by playing upon one's imagination or credulity, as by exciting false hopes, causing him to undertake or expect what is impracticable, and making his failure ridiculous. It implies some infirmity of judgment in the victim, and intention to deceive in the deluder. But it is often used reflexively, indicating that a person's own weakness has made him the sport of others or of fortune; as, he deluded himself with a belief that luck would always favor him. To mislead is to lead, guide, or direct in a wrong way, either willfully or ignorantly.

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Deceive

DECE'IVE, verb transitive [L to take asid, to ensnare.]

1. To mislead the mind; to cause to err; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose on; to delude.

Take heed that no man deceive you. Matthew 24:4.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. 1 John 1:1.

2. To beguile; to cheat.

Your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times.

3. To cut off from expectation; to frustrate or disappoint; as, his hopes were deceived.

4. To take from; to rob.

Plant fruit trees in large borders, and set therein fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deceive the trees.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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DENOTE, v.t. [L. To note or mark.]

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