Be*guile" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beguiled (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Beguiling.]
To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Gen. iii. 13.
To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.
When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage.
To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring.
Syn. -- To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse; divert; entertain.
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