- deceave (obsolete)
From Middle English deceyven, desayven, dissayven, from Old French decever, decevoir, from Latin dēcipiō (“to deceive; beguile; entrap”), from dē- (“from”) + capiō (“to seize”); see captive. Compare conceive, perceive, receive. Displaced native Old English beswīcan.
deceive (third-person singular simple present deceives, present participle deceiving, simple past and past participle deceived)
- (transitive) To trick or mislead.
- 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates.”
- See also Thesaurus:deceive
trick or mislead
- deceive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- deceive in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911