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Definition of "befool" [be•fool]

  • To make a fool of. (verb-transitive)
  • To hoodwink; deceive. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "befool" in a sentence
  • "You know how he tried to befool the mob, first by mocking Jesus as a harmless fool; and second by offering to release him according to the custom of releasing one prisoner at time of the Passover."
  • "“We do not befool people in the name of religion or region, but in our eyes every citizen is equal and every area is equally important in the development process”, he asserted."
  • "While referring to the hollow slogans of certain parties, Sagar said that they are trying to befool the people as situation has shown considerable improvement and normalcy has been restored."