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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Deluding.]
 1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
    To delude the nation by an airy phantom.   --Burke.
 2. To frustrate or disappoint.
    It deludes thy search.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To mislead; deceive; beguile; cajole; cheat; dupe. See Deceive.