beguile (someone) into (doing something)

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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 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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Whether it's on the red carpet or on a television talk show, Aamina is forever captivating, her wide smile and easy demeanour exuding warmth while her ravishing features, classic poise and air of self-confidence beguile us into a state of awe.
The accomplishment of The Artist is to beguile us into seeing Arnheim's point of view.
Row upon row of "miracle" products beguile us into thinking they'll make us younger, smoother, prettier.
We can rely on the French to take every opportunity to betray us, beguile us into fighting their battles for them and take great delight in heaping scorn upon us on the world stage.