Pronunciation: (di-lOOd'), [key]
—v.t., -lud•ed, -lud•ing.
1. to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important.
2. Obs.to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of.
3. Obs.to elude; evade.
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