Don't be deceived by

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Bassim

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I am wondering if I could use "deceive" in my sentence. I know that "deceive" is mostly used in a negative context. Could it be used in a positive context like in my sentence?

Don't be deceived by the crumbling facade of the house. The interior is in perfect condition, and the house is equipped with the latest features.
 

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Yes, that's OK. You'll often see the same idea expressed like this: Don't let the house's crumbling exterior deceive you.
 

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The perfect example of where to use the idiom "Don't judge a book by its cover". ;-)
 
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