deceive yourself

deceive yourself
to refuse to believe something because you do not want to

You're just deceiving yourself if you think he'll come back to you.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • deceive yourself — phrase to refuse to believe something because you do not want to You’re just deceiving yourself if you think he’ll come back to you. Thesaurus: to refuse to think about, believe or accept somethingsynonym Main entry: deceive …   Useful english dictionary

  • deceive — [[t]dɪsi͟ːv[/t]] deceives, deceiving, deceived 1) VERB If you deceive someone, you make them believe something that is not true, usually in order to get some advantage for yourself. [V n] He has deceived and disillusioned us all... [V n into ing] …   English dictionary

  • deceive — de|ceive [dıˈsi:v] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: deceivre, from Latin decipere] 1.) to make someone believe something that is not true = ↑trick →↑deception ▪ He had been deceived by a young man claiming to be the son of a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deceive — de|ceive [ dı siv ] verb transitive * 1. ) to trick someone by behaving in a dishonest way: You two don t deceive me, she said. I know what you re trying to do . deceive someone into doing something: He was deceived into giving them all his money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deceive */ — UK [dɪˈsiːv] / US [dɪˈsɪv] verb [transitive] Word forms deceive : present tense I/you/we/they deceive he/she/it deceives present participle deceiving past tense deceived past participle deceived Metaphor: Deceiving someone is like sending or… …   English dictionary

  • deceive — verb (T) 1 to make someone believe something that is not true in order to get what you want: You deceived me, and I can t forgive you. | deceive sb into doing sth: They deceived the old man into signing the papers. 2 deceive yourself to pretend… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deceive — 01. No one was [deceived] by her obvious lies. 02. The fighter plane was able to use an electronic jamming system to [deceive] the enemy radar. 03. A strange bounce [deceived] the goalkeeper, who could only watch as the ball sailed over his head …   Grammatical examples in English

  • kid yourself — informal phrase to make yourself believe something that is not true Consumers may be kidding themselves about how much they’ll spend. Thesaurus: to believe or accept that something is true or existssynonym Main entry: kid * * * kid yourself …   Useful english dictionary

  • perjure yourself — phrase to lie when you give evidence in a court of law Thesaurus: to tell lies and deceive peoplesynonym appearing in courthyponym liessynonym Main entry: perjure * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • traffic with yourself —    obsolete masturbation    Another form of trade:     For having traffic with thyself alone,    Thou of thyself thy sweet self doth deceive. (Shakespeare, Sonnets) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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