verb \bi-ˈgī(-ə)l, bē-\
: to trick or deceive (someone)
Full Definition of BEGUILE
1: to lead by deception
3: to while away especially by some agreeable occupation; also : divert 2
4: to engage the interest of by or as if by guile
: to deceive by wiles
— be·guile·ment noun
— be·guil·er noun
— be·guil·ing·ly adverb
Examples of BEGUILE
- She was cunning enough to beguile her classmates into doing the work for her.
- They were beguiled into thinking they’d heard the whole story.
- Almost everything in the quaint little town beguiles, from its architecture to its art to its people.
- He beguiled the audience with his smooth and seductive voice.
First Known Use of BEGUILE