Definitions for: Befool


[v] fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
[v] make a fool or dupe of



Webster (1913) Definition: Be*fool", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befooled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Befooling.] [OE. befolen; pref. be- + fol fool.]
1. To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to
deceive.

This story . . . contrived to befool credulous men.
--Fuller.

2. To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish. ``Some
befooling drug.'' --G. Eliot.

Synonyms: cod, dupe, fool, fool, gull, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in

See Also: betray, cozen, deceive, deceive, delude, kid, lead astray, lead on, pull the leg of

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