Il*lude" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illuded; p. pr. & vb. n. Illuding.] [L. illudere, illusum; pref. il- in + ludere to play: cf. OF. illuder. See Ludicrous.]

To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes of.

 

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