In layman's terms - to deceive someone by flattering them
Beguile Definition & Meaning
The word beguile means to charm or deceive someone through trickery or flattery. Beguiling someone involves using one's attractiveness or charm to influence them to do something, often by making them believe something that is not true. It can also mean to pass the time in a carefree manner.
Beguile Used in a Sentence
- The magician used his skills to beguile the audience with his impressive illusions.
- The con artist beguiled his victims into giving him money by pretending to be a wealthy businessman.
- He beguiled the time waiting for his flight by reading a captivating novel.
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