Deceive and Undeceive


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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

Undeceive is an antonym for deceive.
Nearby Words: deception, deceit, deceptive, deceiving, deceiver
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Undeceive verb – Free from deception or illusion.
Deceive is an antonym for undeceive.
Nearby Word: undeceiving
Antonyms for Undeceive
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Undeceive or Deceive. 2016. Accessed September 17, 2021.

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