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[ih-lood] /ɪˈlud/

verb (used with object), illuded, illuding.
to deceive or trick.

(literary) to trick or deceive

early 15c., “to mock, to trick,” from Latin illudere “to make sport of,” from assimilated form of in- “in, into” (see in- (2)) + ludere “to play” (see ludicrous).


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