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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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Social science praxis - a politically informed fusion of theory and practice - carries a potential to free our professional findings from being a source of another's beguilement.
The former, a (roughly) north-easterly coastal village, manages a kind of workaday beguilement without a twitch of strain.
They know that their mission would never be attained on the basis of beguilement.
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.
133) Columella bears excellent testimony to this semantic strain: the pantom ime's action of deceiving (decipere) the eyes of the spectators connotes aesthetic beguilement just as strongly as it encodes the deprecatory resonance of decipere as "cheating" and "swindling" (Columella, Rust.
Do one's political predilections -- or beguilement by the intellectual fashions of the moment -- inevitably preclude a reasonably objective set of answers to these questions?
Lucretius' poetry captures the dual aspect of Venus, maternal and seductive, harnessing the power of beauty and beguilement to administer a healing wisdom.
Highlighted by settings antithetical to swarming oppidan existence, such diverting head trips or reveries are an indispensable survival approach in the current world, operating as provisional beguilements from the clamor, overcrowding, structure, and unbending framework of citified experience.
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We must follow the lead of Dio Chrysostom and Professor Mendelson and resist these beguilements, because the additive analysis of custom to which they lead is untenable.
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.
If the propriety of warning girls about 'bad habits' was always in doubt, with fears that warnings might put ideas into their heads, the likelihood of boys acquiring the habit either spontaneously or through the beguilements of 'corrupt companions' was considered so probable that the necessity of warnings from parents, teachers, clergymen and doctors was extensively urged.
Cultural analysis must guard against the beguilements of narrative coherence.
Nevertheless, the novel itself is grand enough in its conception and compelling enough in its initial beguilements to resist any reading of it as merely a massive footnote to what has happened to its author.
Year poet not to be seduced by the beguilements of Rome (CLM