1.to mislead the mind or judgment of a person
2.to make someone believe something that is not true

Delude refers to manipulate someone to the extent that you can change his way of thinking towards something. It basically means to deceive a person. Also money can change people’s thinking so wealth can also delude people into thinking great about themselves.

1.He’s deluding himself if he thinks he’s going to get the prestigious award this year
2.Those who believe FDI will be useful in growth of India are either deluding themselves or trying to delude the common man

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