from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deceive the mind or judgment of: fraudulent ads that delude consumers into sending in money. See Synonyms at deceive.
- transitive v. Obsolete To elude or evade.
- transitive v. Obsolete To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
- v. To frustrate or disappoint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
- transitive v. To frustrate or disappoint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deceive; impose upon; mislead the mind or judgment of; beguile; cheat.
- To frustrate or disappoint; elude; evade.
- Synonyms Mislead, Delude (see mislead); to cozen, dupe, lead astray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be false to; be dishonest with
Middle English deluden, from Latin dēlūdere : dē-, de- + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dēlūdō ("mock, deceive"), from de + lūdō ("I make sport of, I mock"). See ludicrous. (Wiktionary)