beguile


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beguile someone into something

to charm someone into doing something. You can't beguile me into stealing for you! I beguiled Tom into driving me to the airport.
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beguile someone out of something

 
1. to charm someone out of doing something. I will try to beguile them out of doing it. He beguiled her out of leaving.
2. to charm something away from someone. She's trying to beguile the old man out of a substantial amount of his money. Max beguiled the old lady out of her rings.
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beguile someone with something

to charm or fascinate someone with something. She beguiled her date with tales of her luxurious lifestyle. He spent the evening beguiling her with stories of the Old West.
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References in classic literature ?
There were books and toys for the New Year, glittering trinkets for the New Year, dresses for the New Year, schemes of fortune for the New Year; new inventions to beguile it.
You will give me another, which I will try to grow here in my cell, and which will help me to beguile those long weary hours when I cannot see you.
He had no toys, nothing with which to beguile the long and tedious hours.
She kept on beside the shaggy man, who whistled cheerful tunes to beguile the journey, until by and by they followed a turn in the road and saw before them a big chestnut tree making a shady spot over the highway.
I must beguile her gently and pleasantly along till I've won her confidence, and then she will be ready for anything.
For gifts beguile men's minds and their deeds as well.
under those circumstances, sir, I happened to be walking in the yard early one afternoon, and happened to have an iron rod in my hand, with which I have been sometimes accustomed to beguile the monotony of a literary life, when I struck it against an object not necessary to trouble you by naming--'
Another purpose of this issue is to show the key tactics the media employ to beguile the public.
He wrote, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a lost so overwhelming, but I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
As Homer wrote, "Wine can of their wits the wise beguile," but what of the grapes that make the wine--or rather, the pesticides with which they are treated?
10), Roger Ingram has significantly booked Kieren Fallon for his six-year-old gelding Beguile.
The booking of Kieren Fallon points towards the chance of Beguile in the Great Yarmouth for Great Holidays Selling Handicap at Yarmouth.
Even as it begins to fade, Comet Hale-Bopp continues to beguile skywatchers.
The memories beguile him--"We did some quite interesting things together which I liked doing .