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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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Clearly in her element (she doesn't have to talk, after all), the beguiling Foster can be seen in yellow, blue, orange and black bikinis as well as a lovely blue sarong and, ever so briefly, in the altogether.
With her women (Stacy Caddell, Melinda DeChiazza, and Shawn Stevens) on pointe and her men (Petter Jacobsson, Shawn Mahoney, David Porter, and John Selya) in gallant yet personal supporting roles, Tharp fashioned a beguiling overture for two couples and one trio, each coursing curvaceously through simple stage crossovers.
Collaborations run the gamut from that latter-day Elvis (Costello, on a bizarre but beguiling duet of ``Crying Time'') to roots renaissance man Dave Alvin to psychobilly Addams Family manques the Cramps (perfect accompaniment for a rehash of ``Riot in Cellblock #9'').
Even the most abstract and beguiling piece, Duende, becomes hectic as it tries to account for every note of the normally unharried Debussy.
The all-star lineup includes the usual serious twang contenders - Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Allison Moorer - but the best cuts come from outside the inner circle: Joan Osborne's cleanly beguiling ``Do I Ever Cross Your Mind,'' Sinead O'Connor's arterial ``Dagger Through the Heart'' and Meshell Ndegeocello's urbanized ``Two Doors Down.
The single message Clara keeps giving her gregarious, if not particularly beguiling, Drosselmeyer (Victor Barbee), is that she wants a human-sized Nutcracker (Keith Roberts).
From a supposition of the first guitarist in America (a Spanish solider named Juan Garcia y Talvarea, 1576) to jazz, blues and rock, these chapters contain some of the most beguiling stories about the instrument, its players, promoters and other assorted personages.
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6" section of the article that "By beguiling conservatives [emphasis mine] into supporting the accord on the pre-text of 'free trade,' they have a much better chance of getting it through Congress.
Charlaine Harris has created a charming, beguiling and sometimes unsafe alternate Earth where the creatures of the night are both sexy and dangerous, sometimes at the same time.
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In "It's the Way You Are," a beguiling, radio-ripe effort on Curtis's latest CD, Dreaming in Romance Languages, the Saco, Maine-bred singer-guitarist admits, "You are everything I could never be," a gushing, blushing compliment that could be voiced by virtually anyone in love.
It contains many beguiling images, enjoy these, but please read it for its deeper messages about the processes that are at play in the modern city and how these affect the way people may live.
Finding a way that is beguiling and amusing and memorable enough to make people reflect on the message is more tricky.
has written 'The Beguiling Spirits' which recounts his ten-year spiritual battle to extricate himself from the grip of a cult-like church.