beguile [ bih-gahyl ]
The word of the day is ‘beguile’.
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence.
Yes, the past form of the word is beguiled.
2. Charm or enchant (someone), often in a deceptive way.
1. Paganel tried to beguile the time with his stories, but it was a hopeless case.
2. He beguiled the voters with his good looks
3. In this way, we shall have a model of the whole, and with these and similar discourses we will beguile the way
4. You seem to intimate that I am going about the world trying to beguile every man I see.
5. Let Old Eaton have his way if thereby they might beguile him into paving theirs.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
deceive, entice, mislead, seduce, betray, bluff, cheat, chisel, con, delude, dupe, exploit, hoodwink, juggle, lure, manipulate, rook, scam, trick, double-cross, flimflam, play for a sucker, rope in, take in, charm, enchant, win over, woo, captivate, bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, hypnotize, mesmerize, tempt, lure, entrap, inveigle, fool, take advantage of, sweet-talk, bamboozle, diddle, take for a ride etc.
turn off, be honest, disenchant, offer, repulse, repel, be straight with, unappealing
To beguile is to deceive or lead astray, as Lucifer beguiled Eve in the Garden of Eden.Joseph B.Wirthlin
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