Definición de beguile en inglés:


Saltos de línea: be|guile
Pronunciación: /bɪˈɡʌɪl


[with object]
1Charm or enchant (someone), often in a deceptive way: he beguiled the voters with his good looks
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  • 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!
charm, attract, enchant, entrance, win over, woo, captivate, bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, blind, hypnotize, mesmerize, seduce, tempt, lead on, lure, entice, ensnare, entrap; deceive, mislead, take in, trick, inveigle, dupe, fool, double-cross, hoodwink, take advantage of
informal tickle someone's fancy, float someone's boat, butter up, sweet-talk, soft-soap, bamboozle, con, diddle, shaft, pull a fast one on, put one over on, take for a ride, string along, lead up the garden path, pull the wool over someone's eyes
North American informal sucker, snooker
Australian/New Zealandpull a swifty oncharming, attractive, appealing, pleasing, pleasant, lovely, delightful, enchanting, entrancing, charismatic, captivating, bewitching, spellbinding, hypnotizing, mesmerizing, magnetic, alluring, enticing, tempting, inviting, seductive, irresistible
informal dreamy, heavenly, gorgeous, come-hither
1.1Trick (someone) into doing something: they were beguiled into signing a peace treaty
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  • 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.
2 literary Help (time) pass pleasantly: to beguile some of the time they went to the cinema
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  • 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.
entertain, amuse, delight, please, occupy, absorb, engage, distract, divert, interest, fascinate, enthral, engross, preoccupy, hold the attention ofwhile away, pass, spend, use up, take up; kill, waste, fritter, dissipate


Middle English (in the sense 'deceive, deprive of by fraud'): from be- 'thoroughly' + obsolete guile 'to deceive' (see guile).



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  • The difficulty does not reside in any beguilement of the court into looking more tenderly on such who breach their contracts, glamorous though they often are.
  • In an effort to take some of the beguilement out of her young eyes, I make light of your dark and somber task.


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  • All the actors are superb, but Tena is the chief beguiler.
  • Like accounts of practical jokes, such narratives focus on issues of belief, beguilers, and the beguiled.
  • They held him guilty of acts of sorcery; they thought him a wicked beguiler of the common people.

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