A Word A Day : Beguile
Wednesday, 5th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : bi-gil
1. To mislead or deceive somebody ( literary )
2. To rob somebody of something, or cheat somebody out of something ( literary )
3. To pass time in a pleasant way ( literary )
4. To win and hold somebody's attention, interest or devotion
Middle English bigilen : bi-, be- + gilen, to deceive
entice, lure, charm, captivate, mesmerize, hypnotize, fascinate, enthrall, put under a spell, appeal to, attract
put off, threaten
• I suffered a disease that has beguiled me of strength.
1.Beguilement : Noun
2.Beguiler : Noun
3.Beguilingly : Adverb
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