beguile: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bi-gīl'), [key]
— -guiled, -guil•ing.
  1. to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
  2. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually fol. by of&hasp;): to be beguiled of money.
  3. to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
  4. to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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