Monday, December 20, 2010
beguile |biˈgīl|verb [ trans. ]1 charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way : every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine | [as adj. ] (beguiling) a beguiling smile. See note at tempt .• trick (someone) into doing something : they were beguiled into signing a peace treaty.2 dated help (time) pass pleasantly : to beguile some of the time they went to the movie theater.DERIVATIVESbeguilement nounbeguiler nounbeguilingly adverbORIGIN Middle English (in the sense [deceive, deprive of by fraud] ): from be- [thoroughly] + obsolete guile [to deceive] (see guile ).