Translation of deceive in Spanish:


engañar, v.

Pronunciation: /dəˈsiv//dɪˈsiːv/

transitive verb

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    he was deceived by her story se dejó engañar por lo que le contó
    • I thought he loved me, but I was deceived creía que me quería pero estaba engañada
    • to deceive sb into -ing engañar a algn para que + subj
    • she was deceived into handing over the money la engañaron para que entregara el dinero
    • they deceived him into believing that she was dead le hicieron creer que estaba muerta
    • she's deceiving her husband engaña a su marido
    • to be deceived in sb
    • I have been deceived in you, Paul me has defraudado, Paul
    • if I'm not deceived in her, she'll make a good leader si no me engaño / equivoco, será una buena líder
    • to deceive oneself engañarse
    • When it comes to deceiving the public, it is obvious that neither political party has a monopoly: both are equally duplicitous.
    • They have been cruelly deceived by an industry that doesn't care and a government that doesn't seem to understand.
    • He had tried to deceive employers and police by changing his middle name from Phillip to Clayton.
    • For a moment, she had believed him… but she couldn't let him deceive her again, it couldn't be true - he didn't love her.
    • Whatever goodwill Tom might have toward the situation will surely evaporate should he find out that she has been deliberately deceiving him.
    • He helped disguise loans as sales in order to boost the company's revenue - on paper - and thereby deceive the public as well as government regulators.
    • It really is important for people to be aware there are people out there willing to deceive our elderly residents.
    • The campaign, launched by the Office of Fair Trading, aims to draw attention to unscrupulous holiday clubs that deliberately deceive consumers and pressurise them into membership.
    • ‘I was deceived by this person, and I want my money back,’ Mr Khudier said.
    • Many have justifiable ethical concerns about deliberately deceiving patients regarding the nature of their treatment.
    • Make a list of who told you what, and determine if anyone has something to gain by deceiving you.
    • You stole from and deceived patients and colleagues and deliberately covered up your actions.
    • Peter could be charged with a number of offences under the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978, as he has clearly deceived his bank manager.
    • Indeed it is also clear that your representatives were deliberately lying when making these statements, and thus deliberately intending to deceive members of the public.
    • When asked to produce his driving licence, Smith, 41, admitted he had deceived his insurers into believing he was a motorcyclist with several years' experience.
    • In any event the document found in its records convinced the Pope that Galileo had deliberately deceived him.
    • In other walks of life when people set out deliberately to deceive people, it gets called ‘deceit’.
    • Is deceiving a patient about her true medical condition, in the interest of promoting an optimistic attitude, likely to increase her chances of recovery?
    • ‘It's difficult to catch someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you,’ Mr. Rosenstiel said.
    • The embattled minister refused to be drawn yesterday on accusations that he had deceived the public before the election when he insisted that no spending cuts were planned.

intransitive verb

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    appearances can deceive las apariencias engañan