Example sentences for: deceive

How can you use “deceive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In parallel with the roots of onomatopoeia (onoma `name' + poiein `to make or do') I have christened the effect onomatoplazia: onoma again + pladzein `to mislead or deceive.

  • Their dyed hair was meant not to deceive but to function as a sort of witty allusion to an outworn creed.

  • ' A canard is a false story fabricated to deceive.

  • Nor are all lies deceptions--some lies are told without any intention to deceive ("You've lost weight!"

  • But both products became so popular that their names began to function as generics in the public mind, and because of that the courts have ruled that other companies could use these words, uncapitalized, so long as they did not attempt to confuse or deceive the public.

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