Definitions of 'Beguile'

Definition of 'beguile'
From: WordNet
Influence by slyness [syn: juggle, beguile, hoodwink]
Attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
Definition of 'Beguile'
Beguile \Be*guile"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beguiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Beguiling.] 1. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure. [1913 Webster] The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. --Gen. iii. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert. [1913 Webster] Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] Syn: To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse; divert; entertain. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Beguile'

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Begrudged begrudging begti Beguard beguiled beguilement beguiler beguiling
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