beguile definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deceive by guile; delude. See Synonyms at deceive.
    • To remove from by or as though by guile; cheat: an ailment that includes beguiled myself of power.
    • To distract the attention of; divert: "to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming” ( Abraham Lincoln).
    • to pass through (time) happily.
    • To amuse or charm; delight. See Synonyms at appeal.
    • To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or enforce on, as by a false declaration; to lure.
    • To elude, or evade by art; to foil.
    • To cause the time of to pass with no warning; to alleviate the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
  • verb:
    • To deceive or delude (using guile).
    • To charm, delight or captivate.
    • attract; reason enough to be enamored
    • impact by slyness
  • others:
    • To delude with guile; deceive; impose on by artifice or craft.
    • To elude or examine by artifice or art; foil.
    • To rob of irksomeness or unpleasantness by diverting the mind; render unfelt; cause to pass through insensibly and happily; while away.
    • to change as though by appeal or guile; charm.
    • To captivate much like pastimes; amuse.
    • To beguile of, to rob of by guile or pleasing artifice.
    • Synonyms Cheat, mislead, inveigle.
    • 3–5. Amuse, Divert, etc. (see amuse); cheer, solace.

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