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Meaning of BEGUILE

Pronunciation:  bi'gIl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
  2. [v]  influence by slyness

BEGUILE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: becharm, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, hoodwink, juggle, trance
 See Also: appeal, attract, beat, cheat, chisel, hold, rip off, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. --Gen. iii.

2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. [Obs.]

         When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage. --Shak.

3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve
   the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.

         Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring.
                                               --W. Irving.

Syn: To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse;
     divert; entertain.

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