Word Summary
apataō: to deceive
Original Word: ἀπατάω
Transliteration: apataō
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-at-ah'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to deceive
Meaning: to deceive
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; to cheat, i.e. Delude -- deceive.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 538: ἀπατάω

ἀπατάω, ἀπάτω; 1 aorist passive ἠπατήθην; (ἀπάτη); from Homer down; to cheat, deceive, beguile: τήν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ (R T Tr WH marginal reading, αὑτοῦ G, ἑαυτοῦ L WH text), James 1:26; τινα τίνι, one with a thing, Ephesians 5:6; passive 1 Timothy 2:14 (where L T Tr WH ἐξαπατηθεῖσα), cf. Genesis 3:13. (Compare: ἐξαπατάω.)