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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
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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:
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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)
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beguile

[bɪˈgaɪl] vt (= enchant) → captiver
to beguile sb into doing sth → enjôler qn pour qu'il fasse qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

beguile

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

[bɪˈgaɪl] vt (enchant) → incantare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
But indefinite visions of ambition are weak against the ease of doing what is habitual or beguilingly agreeable; and we all know the difficulty of carrying out a resolve when we secretly long that it may turn out to be unnecessary.
He projected himself all day, in thought, straight over the bristling line of hard unconscious heads and into the other, the real, the waiting life; the life that, as soon as he had heard behind him the click of his great house-door, began for him, on the jolly corner, as beguilingly as the slow opening bars of some rich music follows the tap of the conductor's wand.
Meanwhile, Amy Scott-Simon, a beguilingly pretty young New York heiress, is engaged to marry Max Diamond - but the man she decides to lose her virginity to is his younger brother, Jett.
Five of beloved Czech storyteller's cautionary adult fairytales are brought beguilingly to life in puppet animation anthology "Jan Werich's Fimfarum," that final part of the title being a mischievous nonsense word upon which one of the stories hinges.
The long In Nomine slow movement of the third quartet, for example, is beguilingly beautiful in the ways it explores aspects of the traditional plainsong theme before letting us hear it complete, albeit in a dissonantly fractured form, towards the end.
Balogh Eva Vari Thierry Artur Kalid Akos Otto Viczian Bogo Todd Williams A magical-realist criss-crosser, set in contempo Budapest and beguilingly shot in vibrant, Almodovarian hues, Jozsef Pacskovszky's "The Colour of Happiness" takes Hungarian cinema out of its grungy, inward-looking ghetto and into the mainstream of accessible European filmmaking.
A lot of the simmering story is played out in flashback and we are treated to mesmerising music and a beguilingly shot, well-written script, complete with actors who live up to their demanding roles.
If you want to quibble some of the songs are a touch similar in the tunes department but when the beguilingly wonderful results fit so comfortably you'd be foolish not to try them on for size.
Songs, noirish B&W lensing, sub-Ed Wood f/x, and overall atmosphere of irony-drenched cheesiness are all beguilingly off-kilter.
If you want to quibble some of the songs are a touch similar in the tunes department but when the beguilingly wonderful results fit so comfortably you'd be foolish not to try them on for size.HHHH To buy this CD for 13.99, inc p&p, call our Music Line on 01634832789David Mead - Indiana Nettwerk America/LibertyA heady mixture of McCartney, Nilsson, David Gates, and Billy Joel put to the service of fluid floating tenor vocals and sunny pop melodies that could have wafted down from the roof of the Brill building, though American, constant touring, heavy Radio 2 airtime and regular Jonathan Ross appearances have made Mead far better known in the UK.
Mitevska, whose credits include "Before the Rain," "Underground" and "Ulysses' Gaze," is beguilingly wide-eyed as the newcomer (who tells everyone she's in search of UFOs so as not to appear too normal), while Trojan brings an eccentric intensity to Ondrej, who goes to absurd lengths to break with his past.
Of the rest, Andrew Rupp and Julie Unwin's Count and Countess display all the right elements of hurt pride, and Catrin Johnsson's Cherubino is beguilingly pert and subtly sexy.