To beguile is to trick someone, either with deception or with irresistible charm and beauty. You could be beguiled by a super model or by a super con artist.

Beguile doesn't always mean that the person or thing beguiling is tricking you, but there is a sense with this word of enchantment that takes away the viewer's normal powers of judgment. A beautiful place or idea can beguile as easily as a person. You might be so beguiled by the idea of a picnic on the beach that you forgot there are two feet of snow on the ground.

Definitions of beguile

v attract; cause to be enamored

becharm, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
hold the attention of
gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Type of:
appeal, attract
be attractive to

v influence by slyness

hoodwink, juggle
Type of:
cheat, chisel, rip off
deprive somebody of something by deceit

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