Translation of beguile in Spanish:


Pronunciation /bəˈɡaɪl/ /bɪˈɡʌɪl/

See Spanish definition of cautivar

transitive verb

  • 1

    to beguile sb into/out of -ing
    • Worse yet, these ‘other’ people are beguiled into actually believing this nonsense.
    • The answer is that he was beguiled into thinking about language and the world in terms of a particular model.
    • She said that her son had been beguiled into joining the Sikh bands, but was not a Sikh at heart.
    • Even very senior officers can beguiled into behaving unbecomingly, cruelly, and destructively while believing they are acting in the best tradition of the service.
    • Decision makers beguiled into adopting a course of action may update their beliefs and abandon it.
    • Just think back to before you met this David and the other foreigners who beguiled you into shipping your nation's jobs overseas.
    • Her sad puppy eyed look was famous for beguiling you into just about anything.
    • This is a student-run event, but they hope to beguile their audience into thinking that they are attending a professional London event.
    • That was our plan, but we were beguiled by the mountain's glistening raiment into something rather more challenging.
    • The dreamlike atmosphere of harmony and tranquillity beguiles you into thinking that nothing bad could ever happen in such a beautiful place.
    • It is plain that her own propaganda, her sheer longevity and the defeat of the Armada have beguiled us into ignoring the problems of her reign.
  • 2

    • If Hart hadn't swept our dear girl Stella off her feet, I might have to try and beguile her with my charm.
    • Her smile beguiled Paul, and for a very brief second he forgot what he was supposed to do.
    • It kept calling him… beguiling him… spellbinding him!
    • His regulars were bright friends with beguiling personalities and good stories, not stars with a movie to push.
    • She is a fascinating, beguiling woman who I feel very privileged to have met in the flesh.
    • She who remains a mystery to most, and who beguiles me at the same time as intriguing me and generating great affection in the process.
    • He beguiles his friends and infuriates his enemies, to the point where they can hardly mention his name.
    • He was a typical graduate student in that he loved to deconstruct everything, and I was particularly beguiled by his amazing ability to take any issue and argue all points of view whether or not he agreed with any of it.
    • She was taken with this older man, worn smooth by experience and still a celebrity of sorts; he was beguiled by her youth and beauty.
    • I was beguiled by the confidence and humility of this woman.
    • When Juliette is beguiled by the charms of Paris, Jean believes he has lost her.
    • The author is obviously beguiled by his subject and the relationship does seem quite endearing as the yarns bloom.
    • The clean air, the salty spray and the charming surroundings have beguiled visitors for years.
    • But you were quickly beguiled by the ‘masculine’ voice of the cello.
    • That girl in Portsmouth with the red hair had beguiled him!
    • It beguiled her, soothed her, eased away the pain and turmoil she had lived through all day, banished thought from her mind.
    • Colour barely stimulated him but drawing beguiled him.
    • Think you can smooth-tongue me, trick me, beguile me?
    • There has been nothing new in the arguments… to dredge all of this [up] as somehow a national scandal or people being beguiled or so forth is nonsense unless people are totally naïve.
    • Jacob knew now, trusting in God as he was, that he did not need to manipulate and beguile and cheat to find favour for himself and his loved ones; he did not have to worry about his welfare.
    • My inner cynic suspects that the unusual story has beguiled these writers into believing in the characters.
  • 3 literary

    (time) pasar agradablemente
    • By the way, in those times cards were not only a means to beguile the time, but also a symbol of the society structure: hearts embodied the priests, diamonds meant the bourgeoisie, spades represented officers and aristocracy, clubs referred to the peasants.
    • To beguile the time he talks of Transylvanian history with the mayor.
    • Books should beguile the time.
    • We beguiled our time chiefly in eating and drinking.
    • The train was rather late, so we beguiled the time by counting our pocket money and comparing notes thereon.