Definitions for: Beguile


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
13.

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.

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

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