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.
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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.
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Mr Norton, for example, called him 'a born intriguer, a partisan, and an underground engineer'.
He moved aside several staff members loyal to Yeltsin and showed the door to Yeltsin's daughter Tatiana Dyachenko, then 39 and long vilified by anti-Yeltsin forces as a palace intriguer.
Soprano LeBlanc was a more equivocal figure, not an intriguer so much as an unprincipled ingenue swept up by the lust of a powerful man.
Always insisting he held the high moral ground, he was a wily and subtle political intriguer who trimmed and tailored his radical beliefs to fit respectable middle-class ideology.
It's th origi they Joe A come of AI CROWDED HOUSE Intriguer Time hasn't stood still for the reconfigured Crowded House.
They have a new album, Intriguer, out shortly and showcased a number of tracks from that - including the single Saturday Sun - all well received.
the greatest threat to the republic came not from charismatic generals but from a subtler source--a clever, amoral intriguer who formed a conspiracy to overthrow the republic.
14) Serge Grunberg: "Car les personnages de Cronenberg, pour etre le plus souvent delimites dans un environnement sociologique precis, sont aussi souvent des solitaires, et c'est l'absence de toute reference familiale qui finit par intriguer le spectateur comme un manque inquietant, comme un trou discursif qui, peu a peu, ronge ses hypotheses.
He is Othello's ensign or flag-bearer; he is the intriguer who concocts the plot of the play; he is the director who makes the show go on; and he is the master of ceremonies who moves easily between the world of the play and the world of the audience.
Born in 1838, a Shia from Persia, and an adventurer and intriguer who worked his way into several royal courts, Jamal al-Din al-Afghani believed that he had discovered the secret of European supremacy.
He moved aside several veteran staff members loyal to Yeltsin and showing the door to Yeltsin's daughter Tatiana Dyachenko, 39, long vilified by anti-Yeltsin forces as a palace intriguer.
A mischief-maker and intriguer, he loved rows and setting people by the ears.
A natural-born intriguer, Saddam first came to power in a coup in 1968.
I was captivated at once, and it struck me as being not in the least strange that a failed intriguer at the court of Louis XIII and vanquished Frondeur should have had something to say to a suburban London schoolboy almost exactly three centuries later.