Beguile Definition

bĭ-gīl
beguiled, beguiles, beguiling
verb
beguiles
To deceive by guile or charm.
Beguiled unwary investors.
American Heritage
To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive.
Webster's New World
To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat.
A disease that has beguiled me of strength.
American Heritage
To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat.
He was beguiled of his money.
Webster's New World
To distract the attention of; divert.
American Heritage
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Origin of Beguile

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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