Deceive and Hoodwink


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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

Hoodwink is a synonym for deceive in mislead topic. In some cases you can use "Hoodwink" instead a verb "Deceive", when it comes to topics like swindle, action, honest, cheat. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deception, deceit, deceptive, deceiving, deceiver
Synonyms for Deceive


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Hoodwink verb – To cause to believe what is untrue.
Usage example: Tom Sawyer famously hoodwinked the other boys into thinking there was nothing more enjoyable than whitewashing a fence

Deceive is a synonym for hoodwink in action topic. You can use "Deceive" instead a verb "Hoodwink", if it concerns topics such as honest, mislead, cheat, swindle. popular alternative
Nearby Word: hoodwinking
Synonyms for Hoodwink

Common collocations

public deceive public hoodwink public
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