to deceive by false appearance


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Hoodwink Vocabulary


\ ˈhu̇d-ˌwiŋk \ – verb

to deceive by false appearance : dupe
people who allow themselves to be hoodwinked by such
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