beguile

[bih-gahyl]
verb (used with object), beguiled, beguiling.
1.
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
2.
to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of ): to be beguiled of money.
3.
to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
4.
to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English bigilen. See be-, guile

beguilement, noun
beguiler, noun
unbeguiled, adjective
unbeguiling, adjective


1. deceive, cheat. 3. amuse, entertain.
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beguile (bɪˈɡaɪl)
 
vb (often foll by of or out of) , -guiles, -guiling, -guiled
1.  to charm; fascinate
2.  to delude; influence by slyness
3.  to deprive (someone) of something by trickery; cheat (someone) of
4.  to pass pleasantly; while away
 
be'guilement
 
n
 
be'guiler
 
n

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beguile
early 13c., from be- + guile (v.). Pp. adj. beguiling is recorded from c.1400.
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Example sentences
He was immediately beguiled by the company's light-hearted approach.
Defined by geologic wonders and the tribes who roam its edges, this vast desert
  wilderness has beguiled travelers for centuries.
Rea has beguiled hundreds of investors with his electronically transmitted
  claims of stock-picking prowess.
Even hardened government partisans were beguiled by his candidacy.
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