What does beguile mean?

Definitions for beguile
bɪˈgaɪlbe·guile

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word beguile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. juggle, beguile, hoodwinkverb

    influence by slyness

  2. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantverb

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

Wiktionary

  1. beguileverb

    To deceive or delude (using guile).

  2. beguileverb

    To charm, delight or captivate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beguileverb

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

  2. Beguileverb

    to elude, or evade by craft; to foil

  3. Beguileverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beguile

    be-gīl′, v.t. to cheat or deceive: to divert attention from anything tedious or painful: to divert or amuse: to wile any one into some course.—ns. Beguile′ment; Beguil′er.—adv. Beguil′ingly. [See Guile.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beguile in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beguile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of beguile in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    I am not merry but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.

  2. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Without country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples. You are the bastards of Humanity. Soldiers without a banner, Israelites among the nations, you will find neither faith nor protection; none will be sureties for you. Do not beguile yourselves with the hope of emancipation from unjust social conditions if you do not first conquer a Country for yourselves.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A wise merely smiles when something is either said or done worthwhile; The fools usually laugh even when someone tries to beguile them.

  4. Clarence Darrow:

    Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.

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Translations for beguile

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  • لهىArabic
  • embetumarCatalan, Valencian
  • irreleiten, betören, irreführen, verführen, in die Irre führenGerman
  • διασκεδάGreek
  • encanto secretivo, engañar, encanto oculto, cautivar, encanto engañador, seducirSpanish
  • peibutama, meeldivalt mööda saatmaEstonian
  • exalter, duper, ravir, tromper, emporter, induire en erreurFrench
  • sedurre, ingannare, distogliere, turlupinare, incantareItalian
  • לְהַשְׁלוֹתHebrew
  • 속이다Korean
  • whakakonukaMāori
  • bedriegen, verrukken, misleiden, vervoerenDutch
  • entreter, encantar, distrairPortuguese
  • amăgi, înșela, încânta, captiva, fermeca, ademeniRomanian
  • обманывать, очаровыватьRussian
  • 吸引Chinese

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. motile
    • B. splay
    • C. bibulous
    • D. bonzer

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