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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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She is afraid--she reiterates this fact with incredible verbal variety; she screams and shudders in quite a fascinating way albeit expressive of deadly terror; reassured in some degree by the persuasive eloquence of the useful beau she places one delicate little boot on the rough bark for a moment, then draws it back and vows she can never never cross; she clings to the suffering beau's tightly-gloved hands in the most nipping way--but these little blandishments are not for the beguilement of the useful beau; she regards the useful beau no more than a stock or stone; they are practiced because Mr [no period after the abbreviation] Upish with his scornful nez Grec and blond whiskers is watching the proceeding from the opposite bank.
Francis dedicate early chapters to fantasies about Francis' assumed beguilement with a beauteous Clare of 15, reminding me of Grimm's fairy tales.
It contrasts with the "square" and other-directed mentality of beguilement by social convention, unaware of the relativity of right and wrong, of the mutual necessity of capitalism and communism to each other's existence, of the inner identity of puritanism and lechery, or of, say, the alliance of church lobbies and organized crime to maintain the laws against gambling.
The former, a (roughly) north-easterly coastal village, manages a kind of workaday beguilement without a twitch of strain.
The inspectors] were addressed by former news editor Hassan Badie who exercised trickery and beguilement," the statement read, adding that Badie told the inspectors that the strike was a "malicious conspiracy" woven by the Muslim Brotherhood against the newspaper.
If one looks past Goldberg's beguilements about a biased press, there is a much simpler and obvious answer as to why the reprehensible actions of powerful people on the political right have been justifiably criticized across the spectrum, and why defenses of those actions by the usual suspects have failed to gain ground.
Cultural analysis must guard against the beguilements of narrative coherence.
Year poet not to be seduced by the beguilements of Rome (CLM
Nor does the siege of commercial culture, which fills every nook and cranny of waking life with beguilements to hedonistic self-indulgence.