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Synonyms for beguile
bɪˈgaɪlbe·guile

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beguile

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    Synonyms:
    amuse, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, interest, occupy, please, recreate

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. juggle, beguile, hoodwinkverb

    influence by slyness

    Synonyms:
    juggle, enamour, entrance, capture, snow, fascinate, enchant, bamboozle, charm, pull the wool over someone's eyes, catch, bewitch, becharm, hoodwink, play false, trance, enamor, captivate, lead by the nose

  2. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantverb

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, tempt, capture, take in, delight, ravish, conquer, get, witch, spellbind, trip up, transfix, mesmerize, captivate, view, arrest, enamour, grip, trance, jinx, fascinate, enamor, see, enrapture, enthrall, becharm, mesmerise, hex, magnetise, intrigue, hoodwink, transport, catch up with, enthral, watch, seize, entrance, charm, glamour, pick up, overhear, appropriate, catch, influence, magnetize, overtake, grab, enchant, juggle, take hold of, bewitch

Editors Contribution

  1. cheat, deceive, manipulate, mislead

    beguile second meaning is cheating

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beguileverb

    Synonyms:
    delude, cheat, deceive, BEFOOL

  2. beguileverb

    Synonyms:
    divert, amuse, entertain, cheer, solace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beguileverb

    Synonyms:
    insnare, mislead, lure, deceive, cheat, while away

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How to use beguile in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    I am not merry but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.

  2. Clarence Darrow:

    Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A wise merely smiles when something is either said or done worthwhile; The fools usually laugh even when someone tries to beguile them.

  4. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Without country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples. You are the bastards of Humanity. Soldiers without a banner, Israelites among the nations, you will find neither faith nor protection; none will be sureties for you. Do not beguile yourselves with the hope of emancipation from unjust social conditions if you do not first conquer a Country for yourselves.


Translations for beguile

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  • لهىArabic
  • embetumarCatalan, Valencian
  • in die Irre führen, verführen, irreführen, betören, irreleitenGerman
  • διασκεδάGreek
  • encanto engañador, encanto secretivo, engañar, cautivar, seducir, encanto ocultoSpanish
  • meeldivalt mööda saatma, peibutamaEstonian
  • ravir, induire en erreur, emporter, exalter, tromper, duperFrench
  • distogliere, turlupinare, ingannare, sedurre, incantareItalian
  • לְהַשְׁלוֹתHebrew
  • 속이다Korean
  • whakakonukaMāori
  • verrukken, misleiden, vervoeren, bedriegenDutch
  • distrair, encantar, entreterPortuguese
  • captiva, ademeni, fermeca, încânta, înșela, amăgiRomanian
  • очаровывать, обманыватьRussian
  • 吸引Chinese

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