Beguile

Word BEGUILE
Character 7
Hyphenation be guile
Pronunciations /bɪˈɡaɪl/

Definitions and meanings of "Beguile"

What do we mean by beguile?

To deceive by guile or charm. transitive verb

To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat. transitive verb

To distract the attention of; divert. transitive verb

To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate. synonym: charm. transitive verb

To pass (time) pleasantly. transitive verb

To delude with guile; deceive; impose on by artifice or craft.

To elude or check by artifice or craft; foil.

To deprive of irksomeness or unpleasantness by diverting the mind; render unfelt; cause to pass insensibly and pleasantly; while away.

To transform as if by charm or guile; charm.

To entertain as with pastimes; amuse.

To beguile of, to deprive of by guile or pleasing artifice.

Synonyms Cheat, mislead, inveigle.

3–5. Amuse, Divert, etc. (see amuse); cheer, solace.

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

To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. transitive verb

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

To deceive or delude (using guile). verb

To charm, delight or captivate. verb

Attract; cause to be enamored verb

Influence by slyness verb

To deceive or delude (using guile).

To charm, delight or captivate.

To cause (time) to seem to pass quickly, by way of pleasant diversion.

Charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way. Or help (time) pass pleasantly. Urban Dictionary

Bewitched or charmed. Seduced, tricked or deceived by beauty or other assets. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Beguile

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The word "beguile" in example sentences

Princess! they are simple, and such as beguile tentmen and tentwomen shut in by the desert, their fancies tender as children's. ❋ Lewis Wallace (1866)

By strong delusion; such as beguile the soul with damnable doctrines, that swerve from faith and godliness, 'They have chosen their own ways,' saith God, 'and their soul delighteth in their abominations. ❋ John Bunyan (1658)

One of the tasks I saw was a spelling contest where the participants misspelt everything: faux pas became 'fohpa,' cyst became 'sest,' beguile 'begyal' and so on. ❋ Unknown (2010)

We see Bergman weep and be strong, plead and beguile, flirt and storm, whereas most supermodels only get to pout. ❋ Michael Giltz (2011)

West's book has received rave reviews and he even won himself an appearance on the Colbert Show as he continues to beguile the mainstream media because central to his proposal is troop reduction, which everyone just loves. ❋ Michael Hughes (2011)

With the naturalist who ventures from England to discover if a fabled plant actually exists or is just the fantastical imaginings of an artist who wanted to beguile? ❋ Michael Giltz (2011)

He had no toys, nothing with which to beguile the long and tedious hours. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The opulance of the language will beguile anyone, SF or mudane, and nothing in the books is too startling for a mundane to absorb. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Goofy and enigmatic—loose amalgamations among architecture, landscapes, animals, vessels, logos and eddies—they tease and beguile. ❋ Lance Esplund (2011)

So simple that a child can love it, yet sophisticated enough to beguile adults, this is a masterpiece whose beauty cannot be fully appreciated in photographs or in a thousand words of praise. ❋ Jonathan Lopez (2011)

How she could beguile this non-lover, out of the corner of her left eye she could feel him or maybe it was the way she imagined things buzzing around her hair — not bees, not love. ❋ Meg Pokrass (2011)

Mama said, "You will beguile many a folded finger, my cherub". ❋ Meg Pokrass (2012)

Angling on Loeb Lake — whose waters beguile visitors from all over the world as they stroll along the shoreline's flower-bordered pathways or spend a romantic hour in a rowboat — is a tame affair compared with the hardy fishing I do from high-powered boats during summers in Maine. ❋ Ned Crabb (2010)

He had given the world an intoxicating insight into cooperation that would seduce and beguile generations of biologists: if genes were the key entities vying to get to the next generation, then it made sense for individuals to incur a cost if at the same time they conferred a benefit on relatives who carried the same genes. ❋ Martin A. Nowak (2011)

I learned on the reservation that the ancient, sacred charge of the storyteller is to beguile the time. ❋ Unknown (2010)

She, like the serpent, has managed to beguile her baseless party ..... ❋ Unknown (2009)

Just as I think I will never need another cookery book, along comes Dan Lepard's Short and Sweet 4th Estate, £25 to tease, delight, beguile and tempt. ❋ Unknown (2011)

"every prominent American artist has been [beguiled] by [Maine]" Or "to beguile some of the time they went to the [movie theater]" ❋ TyphoonT (2015)

She beguiled me until I was almost [persuaded]. [The child] beguiled [the audience] with a voice like an angel. ❋ Tipit (2013)

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