2. To fool the mind or judgment of someone, so as to cause what is false to be accepted as true: Nadir's arguments were so impressive and seemingly so true that he completely deluded his audience about the true nature of the medicine he was selling.
Agnes said, "If Pedro thinks I care, then he is simply deluding himself."
Much of the spam on the internet is done to delude people with some scheme or trickery.3. Etymology: from Latin deludere, "to mock, to deceive"; from de-, "down, to one's detriment" + ludere, "to play".
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Chelsea was deluded into believing that the diluted sauce would taste as good as the original recipe.