'Beguile' definitions:

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]