beguile


Main Entry: be·guile
Pronunciation: \bi-ˈgī(-ə)l, bē-\
Function: verb
Inflected Forms: be·guiled be·guil·ing
Date: 13th century
transitive verb
1
: to lead by deception
3
: to while away especially by some agreeable occupation; also : divert 2
4
: to engage the interest of by or as if by guile
intransitive verb
: to deceive by wiles
be·guile·ment \-ˈgī(-ə)l-mənt\ noun
be·guil·er \-ˈgī-lər\ noun
be·guil·ing·ly \-ˈgī-liŋ-lē\ adverb