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  1. be·guile

    /bəˈɡīl/

    verb

  2. Beguile | Definition of Beguile at Dictionary.com

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    to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of): to be beguiled of money. to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist. to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.

  3. tr.v. be·guiled, be·guil·ing, be·guiles. 1. To deceive by guile or charm: beguiled unwary investors. 2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat: a disease that has beguiled me of strength. 3. To distract the attention of; divert: "to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming" (Abraham Lincoln).

  4. Beguile | Definition of Beguile by Merriam-Webster

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    The Beguiling History of Beguile. A number of English words have traveled a rather curious path from meanings related to deception or trickery to something less ...

  5. Beguile definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    Definition of 'beguile'. The relative pronouns are the words who, whom, which, and that. person thing subject object who or that whom or that which or that which or that possessive whose whose The function...

  6. BEGUILE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    Examples of “beguile”. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. Precisely because the movement takes place in very small steps, it is easy to beguile oneself into the belief that nothing much is happening.

  7. Beguile dictionary definition | beguile defined

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    beguile definition: To beguile is defined as to deceive someone in a cunning way or to enchant someone and make him become attracted to you. (verb) An example of beguile is when a politician uses clever words to trick people. An example of beguile i...

  8. Beguile - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

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    beguile (someone) into (doing something) To entice someone to do what one wants through some form of cunning, trickery, or charm. Oh, I am going to that gala, even if ...

  9. beguile - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com

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    To beguile is to entertain and convince by flattery. Someone who beguiles is tricky and often charming, like when a smooth-talking friend tries to beguile you into giving them your allowance. The word beguile is from Middle English, and while guile involves deceit, to beguile means to spend time pleasantly, even if it involves trickery.

  10. BEGUILE | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    Examples of “beguile”. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. Precisely because the movement takes place in very small steps, it is easy to beguile oneself into the belief that nothing much is happening.

  11. Beguile Synonyms, Beguile Antonyms | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

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    deceive, mislead, delude, beguile mean to lead astray or frustrate usually by underhandedness. deceive implies imposing a false idea or belief that causes ignorance, bewilderment, or helplessness. tried to deceive me about the cost; mislead implies a leading astray that may or may not be intentional.