Befooling
Befool Be*fool", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befooled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befooling}.] [OE. befolen; pref. be- + fol fool.] 1. To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to deceive. [1913 Webster]

This story . . . contrived to befool credulous men. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish. ``Some befooling drug.'' --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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