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beguile

be·guile

beguile

 
 
pronunciation:
b gaIl
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beguiled, beguiles, beguiling
definition 1: to deceive or cheat by using guile.
Don't be beguiled by his innocent look.We were beguiled of a large sum of money.
similar words:
bait, double-talk
definition 2: to cause to be distracted, as by charm, flattery, or the like.
Her beauty beguiled him, and he could not think of a single word to say.
synonyms:
enchant
similar words:
charm, double-talk, lull
definition 3: to give pleasure by charming.
She beguiled the audience with her graceful movements.
synonyms:
enchant
similar words:
allure, amuse, bewitch, charm
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derivations: beguilement (n.), beguiler (n.)
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