verb (used with object), beguiled, beguiling.
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of ): to be beguiled of money.
to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.
Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English bigilen. Related forms
1. deceive, cheat. 3. amuse, entertain.