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English verb: beguile

1. beguile (social) influence by slyness

Synonymshoodwink, juggle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off

2. beguile (emotion) attract; cause to be enamored

SamplesShe captured all the men's hearts.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to beguile Sue

Synonymsbecharm, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)appeal, attract

Narrower (hyponym)hold, work

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