Translation of deception in Spanish:


engaño, n.

Pronunciation: /dəˈsɛpʃ(ə)n//dɪˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/


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    engaño masculine
    to obtain sth by deception obtener algo mediante / valiéndose de engaños
    • a gross deception un burdo engaño
    • You can scarcely believe one politician capable of such deception.
    • He was arrested on suspicion of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception and damaging police property.
    • Even so, he has continued his policy of deception and prevarication.
    • The trial jury unanimously cleared him of charges of larceny and trying to obtain money by deception.
    • She was jailed for three years and nine months for 15 counts of deception but was acquitted of attempted murder.
    • He also strongly condemned the role of the mass media in this mass deception.
    • In other words, you don't need to be a government insider to detect official deception and hypocrisy.
    • Hurtling along at breakneck speed, this smash hit comedy of marital deception guarantees a great night out.
    • A person who obtains property under such circumstances will be obtaining property by deception.
    • What has happened to the elements of darkness, deception and fear that used to be a part of the fairytale world?
    • There's a difference between managing perceptions and practicing outright deception.
    • Without vigorous fact-checking by the press, political deception is all too easy.
    • The purpose of this deliberate deception is easy to see.
    • After all, deception only works when the would-be deceiver has a reputation for telling the truth.
    • Language is frequently manipulated for the purpose of deception.
    • He pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and attempting to obtain a money transfer by deception.
    • How easily the untruths flow when one embarks upon a path of deception, she thought, ashamed of herself.
    • She admitted deception and agreed to pay the money straight away.
    • At the hearing it emerged that he had convictions for deception and theft dating back more than 30 years.
    • The easiest people to deceive are those who think that they are immune to deception.