beguile beguile  /bɪ ˈɡaɪl/


  1. (v) influence by slyness
  2. (v) attract; cause to be enamored

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  1. So far, at least, he is sticking to the idea that aid, investment and negotiations will beguile the teetering North Korean regime into behaving like a responsible world citizen.
  2. He is America's rajah of comic raunch, ready to beguile fans who dress like him and talk like him and who have memorized his earlier routines from hit records and HBO specials.
  3. The movie is too scuzzy to beguile children, too infantile to appeal to adults.


  1. Internal Israeli paper scoffs at Iran’s ‘charm offensive’

    Internal Israeli assessment contends that Iran is seeking to beguile West while keeping nuclear program intact
    on September 24, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Briefly: Prince Charles, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lani Hay, Jennifer Aniston

    An heir breaks another record. Forbes and Fortune beguile you with more rankings. And guess who's not pregnant?
    on September 20, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. Glancing at Potts, Kulongoski recited an excerpt from a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to a mother who had lost sons in the Civil War: "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a...
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: The Register-Guard

  2. "I am thrilled that Mindgame will have its New York premiere with Ken Russell, a brilliant director whom I've always admired, at the helm," says Horowitz. "It was my aim to write a play that would entertain and beguile and I'm confident this...
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Anthony Horowitz Source: Broadway World

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