Beguile

Definition of Beguile

Be`guile´
v. t.1.To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
[imp. & p. p. Beguiled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Beguiling.]
The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
- Gen. iii. 13.
2.To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.
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.

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