Illude
Illude Il*lude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illuded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illuding}.] [L. illudere, illusum; pref. il- in + ludere to play: cf. OF. illuder. See {Ludicrous}.] To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes of. [1913 Webster]

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  • illude — I verb be cunning, befool, beguile, cheat, chouse, circumvent, cozen, deceive, decoy, defraud, delude, deride, dupe, ensnare, fool, gerrymander, gull, hoax, inveigle, lead astray, lead into error, make a fool of, misdirect, misguide, misinform,… …   Law dictionary

  • illude — (v.) early 15c., to mock, to trick, from L. illudere to make sport of, from assimilated form of in in, into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + ludere to play (see LUDICROUS (Cf. ludicrous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • illude — /i loohd /, v.t., illuded, illuding. 1. to deceive or trick. 2. Obs. a. to mock or ridicule. b. to evade. [1445 50; me < illudere to mock, ridicule; see ILLUSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • illude — [ɪ l(j)u:d] verb literary trick; delude. Origin ME: from L. illudere to mock …   English new terms dictionary

  • illude — v. a. Mock, deceive, disappoint, cheat, balk, dupe …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • illude — il·lude …   English syllables

  • illude — il•lude [[t]ɪˈlud[/t]] v. t. lud•ed, lud•ing. 1) cvb to deceive or trick 2) cvb obs. a) to mock or ridicule b) to evade • Etymology: 1445–50; ME < L illūdere to mock, ridicule; see illusion …   From formal English to slang

  • illude — v.tr. literary trick or deceive. Etymology: ME, = mock, f. L illudere (as ILLUSION) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Illuded — Illude Il*lude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illuded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illuding}.] [L. illudere, illusum; pref. il in + ludere to play: cf. OF. illuder. See {Ludicrous}.] To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illuding — Illude Il*lude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illuded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illuding}.] [L. illudere, illusum; pref. il in + ludere to play: cf. OF. illuder. See {Ludicrous}.] To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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