What does beguile mean?

beguile meaning in General Dictionary

To delude by guile artifice or art to deceive or impose on as by a false statement to lure

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  • impact by slyness
  • attract; reason to be enamored
  • To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose in, as by a false statement; to attract.
  • To elude, or avoid by craft; to foil.
  • To cause the full time of to pass without notice; to alleviate the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.

beguile meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., from be- + guile (v.). Related: Beguiled; beguiling.


beguile meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To delude by guile, artifice, or art; to deceive or impose in, as by a false declaration; to entice.

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  • (v. t.) To elude, or avoid by craft; to foil.
  • (v. t.) Resulting in enough time of to pass through with no warning; to alleviate the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.

Sentence Examples with the word beguile

They frequently beguile their toil with carols.

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