intrigue


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intrigue someone with someone or something

to fascinate someone with someone or something. Walter intrigued the baby with his keys and funny faces. The king intrigued the guests with a seductive dancer who had trained in the Far East.
See also: intrigue

intrigue (with someone) (against someone)

to conspire with someone against someone. You are guilty of intriguing with an enemy against the government. I did not intrigue against anyone.
References in classic literature ?
Every mere council of appointment, however constituted, will be a conclave, in which cabal and intrigue will have their full scope.
I never meddle in intrigues, and if I occasionally become a confidant of the intrigues of others I am sure your eminence will approve of my keeping them secret."
"My lord," replied Guitant, "such ministers do not weigh men in the same balance; they get their information on war from warriors; on intrigues, from intriguers.
He felt that the love that bound him to Anna was not a momentary impulse, which would pass, as worldly intrigues do pass, leaving no other traces in the life of either but pleasant or unpleasant memories.
"I am aware that you sent your son to that house--he told me so himself just now, but what is this intrigue?" said the prince, impatiently.
"It is not my intrigue!" cried Lebedeff, waving his hand.
"It was engineered by other people, and is, properly speaking, rather a fantasy than an intrigue!"
It is simply a plot, an intrigue, to upset our plans and to stir up a quarrel.
Though Jones had no reason to imagine the lady to have been of the vestal kind when his amour began; yet, as he was thoroughly ignorant of the town, and had very little acquaintance in it, he had no knowledge of that character which is vulgarly called a demirep; that is to say, a woman who intrigues with every man she likes, under the name and appearance of virtue; and who, though some over-nice ladies will not be seen with her, is visited (as they term it) by the whole town, in short, whom everybody knows to be what nobody calls her.
MANILA -- An official of the United Nationalist Alliance on Wednesday urged the Liberal Party to "stop sowing intrigue" and take its cue from President Benigno Aquino III who has earlier said he was in good terms with Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Ned finds that he has endangered his friends and family and a whole host of innocent others as this search for Auriel's gold becomes the center of political intrigue.
The intrigue is maze-like; the multiple characters and plot details are challenging for readers.
The story is set in mysterious Hong Kong in 1963, with its beautiful women, wealthy men, cultural clashes, and fascinating intrigue. A longtime feud between two of the largest financial houses in the British Crown Colony is further complicated by the arrival of an interloping American powerbroker and his voluptuous assistant who plan to use the bad blood for their own financial gain.
Yet despite their advanced stage, elliptical galaxies intrigue astronomers.
WATCH: Drama, intrigue and disinformation aptly describe the political events that cropped up and stirred the nation before the opening session of the Philippine 18th Congress that is now packed with pro-administration political allies.