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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 ?
Each must hie to her own home; wend you we might do all these journeys in one so brief life as He hath appointed that created life, and thereto death likewise with help of Adam, who by sin done through persuasion of his helpmeet, she being wrought upon and bewrayed by the beguilements of the great enemy of man, that serpent hight Satan, aforetime consecrated and set apart unto that evil work by over- mastering spite and envy begotten in his heart through fell ambitions that did blight and mildew a nature erst so white and pure whenso it hove with the shining multitudes its brethren-born in glade and shade of that fair heaven wherein all such as native be to that rich estate and --"
It would have been easy to get into a sad, wild tangle about how much I might betray; but the real account, I feel, of the hours of peace that I could still enjoy was that the immediate charm of my companions was a beguilement still effective even under the shadow of the possibility that it was studied.
You're back in the youth of the race--back in the beguilement of the young world.
had been a more deserving object, she too might have condescended to come down from her pedestal for his beguilement.