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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Beguile \Be*guile"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Beguiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beguiling}.]

1. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.

The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. --Gen. iii. 13.

2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. [Obs.]

When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage. --Shak.

3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.

Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring. --W. Irving.

Syn: To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse; divert; entertain.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Beguiling \Be*guil"ing\, adjective Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting. -- {Be*guil"ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

beguiling

adjective

1: highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation" [syn: {alluring}, {beguiling}, {enticing}, {tempting}]

2: misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods; "taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes"


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