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Definition of beguile verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beguile
    he / she / it beguiles
    past simple beguiled
    -ing form beguiling
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  1. 1beguile somebody (into doing something) to trick someone into doing something, especially by being nice to them She beguiled them into believing her version of events.
  2. 2beguile somebody to attract or interest someone He was beguiled by her beauty. The tapestries continue to beguile all those who visit the cathedral.
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