Cheat and Deceive


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Cheat verb – To fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of.
Usage example: the daredevil survived his plunge over the falls with barely a scratch, having cheated death once again

Deceive is a synonym for cheat in action topic. In some cases you can use "Deceive" instead a verb "Cheat", when it comes to topics like trick, outsmart, overreach, swindle. popular alternative
Nearby Words: cheating, cheated, cheater
Synonyms for Cheat


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Deceive verb – To cause to believe what is untrue.
Usage example: he went to great lengths to deceive his family about the nature of his new job at the mall

Cheat is a synonym for deceive in swindle topic. You can use "Cheat" instead a verb "Deceive", if it concerns topics such as trick, mislead, outsmart, overreach. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deception, deceit, deceptive, deceiving, deceiver
Synonyms for Deceive

Common collocations

people cheat people deceive people
someone cheat someone deceive someone
anyone cheat anyone deceive anyone
customers cheat customers deceive customers
Other nouns: tests, opponents.

Both words in one sentence

  • I love you I hate you I kiss you I rape you and I cheat and deceive but I need you
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