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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.]
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|Noun||1.||beguiler - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true|
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
double-crosser, double-dealer, traitor, two-timer, betrayer - a person who says one thing and does another
falsifier - someone who falsifies
fortune hunter - a person who seeks wealth through marriage
front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman, figurehead, front - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
faker, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer, pretender, fraud, fake - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
misleader - someone who leads astray (often deliberately)
obscurantist - a person who is deliberately vague
sandbagger - someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you
two-timer - someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
utterer - someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins
|2.||beguiler - a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
heartbreaker - a charming person who is irresponsible in emotional relationships
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