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TO DECEIVE. To induce another either by words or actions, to take that for true which is not so. Wolff, Inst. Nat. Sec. 356.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The gods are not magicians who transform themselves, neither do they deceive mankind in any way.
Thus, the PML-N government has completed its term but still these fraudsters are using their party leaders names to deceives public.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A woman who deceives people by pretending as an epilepsy patient was caught on camera by Cihan news agency.
If the tiger deceives its prey with its striped coat, then this is passive deception, since it did not choose its coat.
Sharma plays one of three ladies the charming Singh deceives -- or believes he is deceiving -- in Maneesh Sharma's Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.
A MIND OF ITS OWN: HOW YOUR BRAIN DISTORTS AND DECEIVES explores the mind's deceptions, methods, defenses and processes--and provides a special focus on how the brain tends towards self-delusion.