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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 the time

To spend time in an enjoyable manner or activity. Let us retire to the garden and beguile the time among the beautiful blooms. We beguiled the time chatting and listening to old records.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Territorialized" people do not welcome the unfamiliar, the strange, the strangers, be they immigrants, refugees, exiles, displaced persons, new home-owners as neighbors, marital partners, schismatics, heretics, traitors, beguilers, and many other variants, each of whom may bring their different faiths with them.
dealing with adult baby talk, pig Latin, mock Latin, double talk, intentional mispronunciation, the sportive naming of non-existent objects (beguilers) and the like." In a 1941 paper he dealt with the spelling bee, showing how "the intractable problem of English spelling, with its social pressure toward uniformitarianism" was turned into a game.