beguile
[bɪˈɡʌɪl]
VERB
beguiles (third person present) · beguiled (past tense) · beguiled (past participle) · beguiling (present participle)
  1. charm or enchant (someone), often in a deceptive way.
    "he beguiled the voters with his good looks"
    synonyms:
    charming · attractive · appealing · pleasing · pleasant · lovely ·
    delightful · enchanting · entrancing · charismatic · captivating · bewitching · spellbinding · hypnotizing · mesmerizing · magnetic · alluring · enticing · tempting · inviting · seductive · irresistible · dreamy · heavenly · gorgeous · come-hither · charm · attract · enchant · entrance · win over · woo · captivate · bewitch · spellbind · dazzle · blind · hypnotize · mesmerize · seduce · tempt · lead on · lure · entice · ensnare · entrap · deceive · mislead · take in · trick · inveigle · dupe · fool · double-cross · hoodwink · take advantage of · tickle someone's fancy · float someone's boat · butter up · sweet-talk · soft-soap · bamboozle · con · diddle · shaft · pull a fast one on · put one over on · take for a ride · string along · lead up the garden path · pull the wool over someone's eyes · sucker · snooker · pull a swifty on
    antonyms:
    unappealing · repel · be straight with
  2. literary
    help (time) pass pleasantly.
    "to beguile some of the time they went to the cinema"
    synonyms:
    entertain · amuse · delight · please · occupy · absorb · engage ·
    distract · divert · interest · fascinate · enthral · engross · preoccupy · hold the attention of · while away · pass · spend · use up · take up · kill · waste · fritter · dissipate
    antonyms:
Origin
Middle English (in the sense ‘deceive, deprive of by fraud’): from be- ‘thoroughly’ + obsolete guile ‘to deceive’ ( see guile).
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How to use beguile in a sentence?
to beguile some of the time they went to the cinema.
they were beguiled into signing a peace treaty.
he beguiled the voters with his good looks.
How to say beguile in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic (VERB)خدع
Bangla প্রতারণা
Bosnian (Latin) Zavedi
Bulgarian Измамвам
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan enganyar
Chinese Simplified 欺骗
Chinese Traditional 欺騙
Croatian Zavedi
Czech (VERB)očarovat, nalákat, oklamat
Danish lokke
Dutch bedriegen
Fijian vakacalai rau na
Filipino dayain
Finnish viehättää
French (VERB)séduire
German (VERB)betören
Greek διασκεδάζω
Haitian Creole tronpe
Hebrew להסית
Hungarian elcsábít
Icelandic beguile ði
Indonesian menipu
Italian (VERB)ingannare
Japanese (NOUN)だまして
(VERB)だまし, 欺く
Kiswahili kumlaghai
Korean 기만
Latvian apmānīt
Lithuanian su˛avėti
Malagasy manambaka
Polish uwieść
Portuguese (VERB)seduzir
Querétaro Otomi seducir
Russian (VERB)скоротать, обмануть, завлекать
Samoan faaseseina
Serbian (Cyrillic) Разонодите
Serbian (Latin) Razonodite
Slovak klamať
Slovenian Razonoditi
Spanish (VERB)engañar, seducir
Swedish locka
Tahitian sai
Tamil வழி
Telugu వారాంతాన్ని
Thai ฆ่า
Tongan kakaa'i
Turkish (VERB)Beast
Ukrainian обманом
Urdu بہلانا
Yucatec Maya seducir
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