Beguile meaning

bĭ-gīl
To beguile is defined as to deceive someone in a cunning way or to enchant someone and make him become attracted to you.

An example of beguile is when a politician uses clever words to trick people.

An example of beguile is a stunning woman wearing a slinky dress.

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To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate.
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To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive.
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To deceive by guile or charm.

Beguiled unwary investors.

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To charm or delight.
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To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat.

He was beguiled of his money.

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To deceive or delude (using guile).
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To distract the attention of; divert.
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To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat.

A disease that has beguiled me of strength.

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To pass (time) pleasantly.
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To pass (time) pleasantly; while away.

She beguiled her days with reading.

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Origin of beguile

  • Middle English bigilen bi- be- gilen to deceive guile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English begilen, begylen, equivalent to be- +‎ guile. Compare Middle Dutch beghijlen (“to beguile”). See also bewile.

    From Wiktionary