Definitions for beguilebɪˈgaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•guilebɪˈgaɪl(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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juggle, beguile, hoodwink(verb)

    influence by slyness

  2. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"


  1. beguile(Verb)

    To deceive or delude (using guile).

  2. beguile(Verb)

    To charm, delight or captivate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beguile(verb)

    to delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure

  2. Beguile(verb)

    to elude, or evade by craft; to foil

  3. Beguile(verb)

    to cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert

Translations for beguile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to occupy (time) pleasantly

He beguiled the time with gardening.

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