DECE'IVE, verb transitive [L to take asid, to ensnare.]
1. To mislead the mind; to cause to err; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose on; to delude.
Take heed that no man deceive you. Matthew 24:4.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. 1 John 1:1.
2. To beguile; to cheat.
Your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times.
3. To cut off from expectation; to frustrate or disappoint; as, his hopes were deceived.
4. To take from; to rob.
Plant fruit trees in large borders, and set therein fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deceive the trees.