to deceive by false appearance

Hoodwink

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Hoodwink Vocabulary

Hoodwink

\ ˈhu̇d-ˌwiŋk \ – verb

to deceive by false appearance : dupe
people who allow themselves to be hoodwinked by such promisesmerriam-webster.com
The report depicted the board as hoodwinked by bank executives who withheld important facts.Stacy Cowley And Jennifer A. Kingson, New York Times, "Wells Fargo to Claw Back $75 Million From 2 Former Executives," 10 Apr. 2017
bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, deceive, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickSynonyms