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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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