beguile


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be·guile

 (bĭ-gīl′)
tr.v. be·guiled, be·guil·ing, be·guiles
1. To deceive by guile or charm: beguiled unwary investors.
2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat: a disease that has beguiled me of strength.
3. To distract the attention of; divert: "to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming" (Abraham Lincoln).
4. To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.
5. To pass (time) pleasantly.

[Middle English bigilen : bi-, be- + gilen, to deceive; see guile.]

be·guile′ment n.
be·guil′er n.
be·guil′ing·ly adv.

beguile

(bɪˈɡaɪl)
vb (tr) , -guiles, -guiling or -guiled
1. to charm; fascinate
2. to delude; influence by slyness
3. (often foll by: of or out of) to deprive (someone) of something by trickery; cheat (someone) of
4. to pass pleasantly; while away
beˈguilement n
beˈguiler n

be•guile

(bɪˈgaɪl)

v.t. -guiled, -guil•ing.
1. to influence by guile; mislead; delude.
2. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usu. fol. by of): to be beguiled of money.
3. to charm or divert: attractions to beguile the tourist.
4. to pass (time) pleasantly.
[1175–1225]
be•guile′ment, n.
be•guil′er, n.
be•guil′ing•ly, adv.

beguile


Past participle: beguiled
Gerund: beguiling

Imperative
beguile
beguile
Present
I beguile
you beguile
he/she/it beguiles
we beguile
you beguile
they beguile
Preterite
I beguiled
you beguiled
he/she/it beguiled
we beguiled
you beguiled
they beguiled
Present Continuous
I am beguiling
you are beguiling
he/she/it is beguiling
we are beguiling
you are beguiling
they are beguiling
Present Perfect
I have beguiled
you have beguiled
he/she/it has beguiled
we have beguiled
you have beguiled
they have beguiled
Past Continuous
I was beguiling
you were beguiling
he/she/it was beguiling
we were beguiling
you were beguiling
they were beguiling
Past Perfect
I had beguiled
you had beguiled
he/she/it had beguiled
we had beguiled
you had beguiled
they had beguiled
Future
I will beguile
you will beguile
he/she/it will beguile
we will beguile
you will beguile
they will beguile
Future Perfect
I will have beguiled
you will have beguiled
he/she/it will have beguiled
we will have beguiled
you will have beguiled
they will have beguiled
Future Continuous
I will be beguiling
you will be beguiling
he/she/it will be beguiling
we will be beguiling
you will be beguiling
they will be beguiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beguiling
you have been beguiling
he/she/it has been beguiling
we have been beguiling
you have been beguiling
they have been beguiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beguiling
you will have been beguiling
he/she/it will have been beguiling
we will have been beguiling
you will have been beguiling
they will have been beguiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beguiling
you had been beguiling
he/she/it had been beguiling
we had been beguiling
you had been beguiling
they had been beguiling
Conditional
I would beguile
you would beguile
he/she/it would beguile
we would beguile
you would beguile
they would beguile
Past Conditional
I would have beguiled
you would have beguiled
he/she/it would have beguiled
we would have beguiled
you would have beguiled
they would have beguiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beguile - influence by slynessbeguile - influence by slyness      
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.beguile - attractbeguile - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"

beguile

verb
1. charm, please, attract, delight, occupy, cheer, fascinate, entertain, absorb, entrance, win over, amuse, divert, distract, enchant, captivate, solace, allure, bewitch, mesmerize, engross, enrapture, tickle the fancy of His paintings beguiled the Prince of Wales.
2. fool, trick, take in, cheat, con (informal), mislead, impose on, deceive, dupe, gull (archaic), delude, bamboozle, hoodwink, take for a ride (informal), befool He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
fool alarm, alert, enlighten, put right

beguile

verb
1. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
2. To please greatly or irresistibly:
Translations
يَتَسَلّى، يُشْغِلُ وَقْتَـهُفييُلْهي
krátit siokouzlit
fordrivelokke
elámítkellemesen eltölt
drepa tímann, stytta sér stundirskemmta
kerintislinksmintimaloniai leisti laikąžavėtižaviai
apburtpavadīt/ kavēt laikuvaldzināt
krátiť si
eğlendirmekoyalamakzamanı hoşça geçirmek

beguile

[bɪˈgaɪl] VT
1. (= deceive) to beguile sb into doing sthengatusar a algn para que haga algo
2. (= enchant) → seducir, cautivar
3. (liter) (= pass) [+ time] → pasar (de manera entretenida)

beguile

[bɪˈgaɪl] vt (= enchant) → captiver
to beguile sb into doing sth → enjôler qn pour qu'il fasse qch

beguile

vt
(= deceive)betören (geh); to beguile somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu verführen, etw zu tun
(= charm) personbetören; (liter) timesich (dat)angenehm vertreiben

beguile

[bɪˈgaɪl] vt (enchant) → incantare

beguile

(biˈgӕil) verb
1. to occupy (time) pleasantly. He beguiled the time with gardening.
2. to charm or amuse (a person). She beguiled the children with stories.
beˈguiling adjective
charming. a beguiling smile.
beˈguilingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Often when she woke Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile the sleepless night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.
Years passed away before the traditionary tale of the white maiden, and of the young warrior of the Mohicans ceased to beguile the long nights and tedious marches, or to animate their youthful and brave with a desire for vengeance.
Now by my faith I know well that he will grieve some of the court of King Arthur; for on him knights will be bold, and deem that it is I, and that will beguile them; and because of his armor and shield I am sure I shall ride in peace.
Eshton to draw her into conversation, had first murmured over some sentimental tunes and airs on the piano, and then, having fetched a novel from the library, had flung herself in haughty listlessness on a sofa, and prepared to beguile, by the spell of fiction, the tedious hours of absence.
It was a strange way of killing: not by inches, but by fractions of hairbreadths, to beguile me with the spectre of a hope through eighteen years
If a rough fellow like me can beguile the weary hours till her friends come here, she is heartily welcome to all that I can tell her.
But there was no harm in his way of saying this: it was said laughingly, and to beguile the time.
Wemmick and I beguile the time and the road, until he gave me to understand that we had arrived in the district of Walworth.
When I thought of that I sat stiller than ever, hardly daring to turn over the pages of Apuleius, which I had taken from my knapsack to beguile the time, and, I confess, to give my eyes some other occupation than the dangerous one of gazing upon her face, dangerous in more ways than one, but particularly dangerous at the moment, because, as everybody knows, a steady gaze on a sleeping face is apt to awake the sleeper.
By these words of his the travellers were able to satisfy themselves of Don Quixote's being out of his senses and of the form of madness that overmastered him, at which they felt the same astonishment that all felt on first becoming acquainted with it; and Vivaldo, who was a person of great shrewdness and of a lively temperament, in order to beguile the short journey which they said was required to reach the mountain, the scene of the burial, sought to give him an opportunity of going on with his absurdities.
To tell the truth, I'm well informed Yon match it is a wile; The Sheriff, I know, devises this Us archers to beguile.