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Definition of deceived (Meaning of deceived)
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Deceive De*ceive", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deceived}; p. pr. &
	     vb. n. {Deceiving}.] [OE. deceveir, F. d['e]cevoir, fr. L.
	     decipere to catch, insnare, deceive; de- + capere to take,
	     catch. See {Capable}, and cf. {Deceit}, {Deception}.]
	     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.
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	              Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
	              deceiving, and being deceived.        --2 Tim. iii.
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	              Nimble jugglers that deceive the eye. --Shak.
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	              What can 'scape the eye
	              Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart? --Milton.
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	     2. To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to
	        while away; to take away as if by deception.
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	              These occupations oftentimes deceived
	              The listless hour.                    --Wordsworth.
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	     3. To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud. [Obs.]
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	              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}.
	
	     Usage: 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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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