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Deceive, 1) to beguile, to cheat; a) absol.: “in either's aptness, as it best --s,” Compl. 306. “the --ing father of a deceitful son,” Shr. IV, 4, 83. John I, 214. V, 4, 26. H6C III, 2, 189. R3 I, 3, 48. -- b) trans.: Ven. 781. Lucr. 585. Sonn. 93, 2. Gentl. IV, 2, 98. Gentl. IV, 2, 98 Wiv. III, 1, 13. Wiv. III, 1, 13 IV, 6, 46. Shr. V, 1, 121. R3 V, 3, 92. Tit. III, 1, 187. Tit. III, 1, 187 Ant. V, 2, 14 etc. Followed by of, == to cheat out of sth.: “thou of thyself thy sweet self dost d.” Sonn. 4, 10.
2) to mislead the mind, to cause to err; a) absol.: “most --ing when it seems most just,” Ven. 1156. -- b) trans.: Ven. 601. Sonn. 39, 12. Gentl. IV, 4, 73. Wiv. III, 3, 137. Wiv. III, 3, 137 Err. I, 2, 98. V, 331. Ado III, 3, 168. V, 1, 238. LLL II, 230. V, 2, 135. Mids. II, 2, 140. Merch. III, 2, 74 etc. To be --d == to be mistaken: Sonn. 104, 12. Meas. III, 2, 131. Ado V, 4, 76. Ado V, 4, 76 LLL IV, 1, 98. V, 2, 544. Merch. II, 3, 13. V, 111. As V, 3, 38. Shr. III, 1, 62. H6A II, 3, 51. V, 4, 72. H6C I, 1, 155. IV, 7, 41. Troil. IV, 2, 40. Hml. II, 2, 394. Lr. IV, 6, 9. “be not --d,” Caes. I, 2, 37. “to be --d in a person:” Meas. III, 1, 197. III, 2, 178. As I, 2, 209. All's III, 6, 6. Reflectively: “if thou thyself --st,” Sonn. 40, 7. “thou --st thyself,” R3 I, 4, 249.
3) to disappoint; a) absol.: “many --ing promises of life,” Meas. III, 2, 260. b) trans.: “curst be thy stones for thus --ing me,” Mids. V, 182.
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