Delude

usgb/dɪˈluːd/Volume
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Self-DeceptionPlay
When 'delude oneself' is used, it indicates that a person is refusing to accept the truth about a situation or themselves. SlideHe's deluding himself if he thinks he's getting that promotion without any effort.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Delude' often implies a sense of dishonesty or manipulation and is used in negative contexts. SlideScammers delude people into giving away personal information.
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Intentional DeceptionPlay
Use 'delude' to emphasize the intentional aspect of deceiving someone, rather than accidental misinformation. SlideThe spy deluded his enemies by feeding them false information.