Be·guile v. t. [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.
v 1: influence by slyness [syn: juggle, hoodwink]
2: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's
hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm,
enamor, captivate, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance,