de-lude / dĭ-lo͞od
1. to deceive, to fool, to mislead
…whoever is guided solely by his own judgment and decision will never climb up to the summit of perfection and will not fail to be the victim of the devil’s ruinous power to delude.
John Cassian, 360 – 435
2. (obsolete) to evade; to elude
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3. (obsolete) to frustrate (hopes, plans, expectations, etc.)
Hope often deludes the foolish man.