deceive
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deceive(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fool)
a. engañar
Don't be deceived by the spy's simplicity and friendliness.No te dejes engañar por la sencillez y amabilidad de la espía.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to delude oneself)
a. engañarse
There was no point in deceiving herself any longer. He wasn't going to change.Ya no tenía sentido seguir engañándose. Él no iba a cambiar.
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deceive
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. engañar
to be deceived by appearancesdejarse engañar por las apariencias
to deceive oneselfengañarse
to deceive somebody into thinking somethinghacer creer algo a alguien
I thought my eyes were deceiving meno creía lo que veían mis ojos
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deceive [dɪˈsiːv]
transitive verb
engañar
she deceived me into thinking that ... me engañó, haciéndome pensar que ...; don't be deceived by appearances no te dejes engañar por las apariencias; let nobody be deceived by this que nadie se llame a engaño por esto; he thought his eyes were deceiving him no creía lo que veían sus ojos; if my memory does not deceive me si mal no recuerdo; to deceive o.s. engañarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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