Word of the Day: Beguile


verb \bi-ˈgī(-ə)l, bē-\

: to trick or deceive (someone)

: to attract or interest someone

be·guiled be·guil·ing

Full Definition of BEGUILE

transitive verb
1:  to lead by deception
2:  hoodwink
3:  to while away especially by some agreeable occupation; also :  divert 2
4:  to engage the interest of by or as if by guile
intransitive verb
:  to deceive by wiles
be·guile·ment noun
be·guil·er noun
be·guil·ing·ly adverb

Examples of BEGUILE

  1. She was cunning enough to beguile her classmates into doing the work for her.
  2. They were beguiled into thinking they’d heard the whole story.
  3. Almost everything in the quaint little town beguiles, from its architecture to its art to its people.
  4. He beguiled the audience with his smooth and seductive voice.

First Known Use of BEGUILE

13th century

Related to BEGUILE

allure, charm, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch [archaic]

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