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beguile (someone) into (doing something)

To entice someone to do what one wants through some form of cunning, trickery, or charm. Oh, I am going to that gala, even if I have to beguile one of my co-workers into taking me. I can't believe that salesman beguiled us into buying such an overpriced appliance.
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beguile (someone) out of (something)

To swindle something from someone. That con man beguiled us out of thousands, I'm ashamed to say.
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beguile (someone) with (something)

To captivate someone with something. Peter beguiled the audience with the exciting tales of his world travels.
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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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Taking off from Don Siegel's 1971 film The Beguiled, Coppola explored the theme of women isolated during the Civil War.
So The Beguiled would be a reinterpretation,' she said.
Lara Croft, who has dazzled and beguiled audiences in six episodes of Tomb Raider, one of the world's bestselling game franchises, now has the representation to accompany her star power: a Hollywood agent.
Fortunately the planners are not so easily beguiled.
For two centuries, Mars has beguiled us with its Earth-like appearance.
Beguiled by the altered likeness, the visitor almost forgot to sit.
Coppola was speaking on Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of The Beguiled, which won her best director at Cannes, making her the first woman to win the accolade for more than 50 years.
The Beguiled will be released in the UK on July 14.
I've been beguiled by the way artistic habits tend to skip generations.
Kozlova's able partner in the very close pas de deux, Timour Bourtasenkov, is beguiled, but remains a creature apart.
Do not be beguiled by the specious arguments of opponents.
The veteran entertainer singled out girls who were mesmerised and beguiled by his fame and treated them as sexual objects that he could touch when he felt like it, Southwark Crown Court was told today.
He is aroused by modernist idealism in the same way that fashion magazines are beguiled by Miuccia Prada's Communist past.
When the serpent beguiled Eve into tasting of the tree of knowledge, according to the Book of Genesis, God condemned the serpent to go on its belly ``and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
Hodgkin's dealers may be pleased to see so much of their artist's work "in print," but the attentive reader, at first beguiled by Andrew Graham-Dixon's mellifluous prose, soon notices the omission of Hodgkin's considerable oeuvre as a printmaker, of his stage and fabric design, and of his spectacular decoration of the facade of the British Council building in Delhi.