[syn: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Befool \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
This story . . . contrived to befool credulous men.
2. To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish. "Some
befooling drug." --G. Eliot.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make a fool or dupe of [syn: fool, gull, befool]
2: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted
everyone"; "You can't fool me!" [syn: gull, dupe,
slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put
one over, put one across]