Synonyms and Antonyms of beguile
1 to attract or delight as if by magic the magician effortlessly beguiled and amazed the children Synonyms allure, charm, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch [archaic]Related Words disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, wooNear Antonyms disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary
2 to cause to believe what is untrue beguiled her into believing that yet another worthless item would enhance her life Synonyms bamboozle, deceive, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickRelated Words kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms undeceive
3 to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage was beguiled by the promise of easy money as a drug dealer Synonyms allure, bait, lure, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, temptRelated Words draw in, inveigle, persuade, rope (in), snow; catch, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entrap, mesh, snare, tangle, trap; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, magnetize, wileNear Antonyms alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away
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