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hoax (verb), hoaxes; hoaxed; hoaxing
1. To trick people into believing that something is real when it is not: Too many people are being hoaxed by e-mails into believing that they will receive a lot of money if they respond to the sender.

A radio audience was hoaxed into believing that Martians had landed on earth and some people actually thought it was true.

2. Etymology: the term hoax is believed to be from hocus or something spoken quickly and there is also hokum, which is a blend of hocus-pocus and "bunkum" or "bunk".
Tricking or fooling people into believing something that is nothing more than a joke.
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To trick into believing, accepting, or into doing something. (1)