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    #1

    usage of "deceive"

    Does the following make sense?

    - He deceived who he is

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    Re: usage of "deceive"

    He deceived everybody about who he really is.
    He deceived everybody about his identity.
    He was an imposter.

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    #3

    Re: usage of "deceive"

    I think betray works better here.

    He betrayed who he was. Or even He betrayed himself?
    He betrayed his ideals.

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    #4

    Re: usage of "deceive"

    Paris you should explain what you really want to say. "betray" could also be suitable here, but it depends on what you mean to say.

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    Re: usage of "deceive"

    I am not a teacher.

    I'm guessing you mean:

    He disguised himself.
    He concealed his identity.
    He dissembled.

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