Intrigue definitions

ĭn'trēg', ĭn-trēg'
An intriguing; secret or underhanded plotting.
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A secret or underhanded plot or scheme; machination.
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A secret love affair.
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To carry on a secret love affair.
verb
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To plot or scheme secretly or underhandedly.
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To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting.
verb
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To excite the interest or curiosity of; fascinate.

The puzzle intrigued her.

verb
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To trick or perplex.
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To entangle.
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A clandestine love affair.
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To arouse the interest or curiosity of.

Hibernation has long intrigued biologists.

verb
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To effect or cause to be accepted or rejected by secret scheming or plotting.
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To engage in secret or underhand schemes; plot.
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The definition of an intrigue is something that is done secretly through plotting.

An example of intrigue is the story of two famous lovers played out in a gossip magazine.

noun
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Intrigue is defined as to do something that gets another person interested.

An example of intrigue is a man and woman having a conversation at a bar that makes them want to know more about each other.

verb
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A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
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Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; a liaison.
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(intransitive) To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.
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The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves their imaginary characters.
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A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
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The practice of or involvement in such schemes.

Seized the throne by intrigue.

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To arouse the interest of; to fascinate.
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(intransitive) To have clandestine or illicit intercourse.
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To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate.
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Origin of intrigue

From French intriguer to plot from Italian intrigare to plot from Latin intrīcāre to entangle intricate