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Deceive has a negative connotation and implies dishonesty. Consider social or cultural context before using. SlidePoliticians may deceive the public during campaigns.
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'Deceive oneself' means to believe in one's own lies or illusions. SlideHe deceived himself into thinking he didn't need help.
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Deception doesn't always involve outright lies but can be through half-truths or omissions. SlideShe deceived him by not mentioning her past.