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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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But there's far more to the place than hackneyed stereotypes, and at its best, Wales is the most beguiling part of the British Isles.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2000: The infuriating, beguiling Thief returns in this novel (sequel to The Thief) to the imaginary time and place Turner has created so skillfully.
They are visually beguiling and certainly poignant, suggesting entropy, loss of dignity, and the regrettable gap between ideal and actuality.
One of the most beguiling aspects of this practice's work is the way order is quietly subverted by random expression and pattern.
Duel: The Mage Wars" draws upon popular mythology and history to create a beguiling set of magical-shifting realms in which wizards schooled in the deadly arts of sorcery vye for dominance.
As for the icon herself, Gretchen Mol looks improbably accurate (the lithe, fair-featured actress and Page don't really resemble one another at all), exhibits no fear (while showing everything else) and creates an utterly beguiling personality (to the extent that it's been written for her, anyway).
The visits are filled with history and beguiling characters, some good, some bad.
Their status as such only makes them all the more beguiling, and clearly worthy of a second--or rather a first--look.
The title is one of twenty-one poems Edith Sitwell penned for Facade, a 1921 collaboration with the young composer William Walton, whose soigne, jazz-inflected chamber music accompaniments form an ideal complement to the archly beguiling, tongue-twisting verse.
We knew Broderick could do nerdy neurotic in his sleep, but he turns out to be a beguiling hoofer whose dancing is one of the show's deepest pleasures.
The short texts and often beguiling images suggest not only rational innovation but sexy, ambient pleasures for the near future.
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Paul Saffocq of the Institute for the Future said Wednesday's blip will be one more beguiling moment in man's search for patterns within a random universe.
Edwards uses the reassuring, beguiling tone of everyday speech to lure readers in.
From the distance sounded Ennio Morricone's beguiling theme from Once upon a Time in the West.