Definition of Beguile

1. Verb. Influence by slyness.

Exact synonyms: Hoodwink, Juggle
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Beguiler, Jugglery



2. Verb. Attract; cause to be enamored. "The performance is likely to beguile Sue"; "She captured all the men's hearts"

Definition of Beguile

1. v. t. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.

Definition of Beguile

1. Verb. (transitive) To deceive or delude (using guile). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To charm, delight or captivate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beguile

1. to deceive [v -GUILED, -GUILING, -GUILES] - See also: deceive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beguile

begroaned
begroaning
begroans
begrudge
begrudged
begrudger
begrudgers
begrudgery
begrudges
begrudging
begrudgingly
begrudgingness
begry
begs
begs off
beguile (current term)
beguiled
beguilement
beguilements
beguiler
beguilers
beguiles
beguilest
beguileth
beguiling
beguilingly
beguilingness
beguilings
beguilt
beguilted

Literary usage of Beguile

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1. A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God: Consisting of a Meditation for by William Mason (1803)
"Let no man beguile you," judge against you, ye-free born, heaven-born souls, ... So they would beguile you to run uncertainly; as though your hopes were ..."

2. The Illustrated book of Scottish songs: from the sixteenth to the nineteenth (1854)
"THERE'S my thumb, I'll ne'er beguile you, Though the world should revile you; Though the world should revile you, There's my thumb, I'll ne'er beguile you. ..."

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