transitive verb[with object]
1Charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way.‘every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine’
charming, attractive, appealing, pleasing, pleasant, lovely, delightful, enchanting, entrancing, charismatic, captivating, bewitching, spellbinding, hypnotizing, mesmerizing, magnetic, alluring, enticing, tempting, inviting, seductive, irresistiblecharm, attract, enchant, entrance, win over, woo, captivate, bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, blind, hypnotize, mesmerize, seduce, tempt, lead on, lure, entice, ensnare, entrapView synonyms
- ‘a beguiling smile’
- 1.1Trick (someone) into doing something.
deceive, delude, hoodwink, mislead, take in, dupe, fool, double-cross, cheat, defraud, swindle, outwit, outmanoeuvre, catch out, gull, hoax, bamboozle, beguileView synonyms
- ‘they were beguiled into signing a peace treaty’
2 literary Help (time) pass pleasantly.
entertain, amuse, delight, please, occupy, absorb, engage, distract, divert, interest, fascinate, enthral, engross, preoccupy, hold the attention ofwhile away, pass, spend, use up, take upView synonyms
- ‘to beguile some of the time they went to the movie theater’
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