English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'beguile'

(verb) 
Her paintings beguiled the critics.
Synonyms
charm
My brother charms everyone he meets.
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please
This comment pleased her immensely.
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attract
Summer attracts visitors to the countryside.
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delight
The report has delighted environmentalists.
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occupy
I had other matters to occupy me that day.
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fascinate
She fascinated him, on and off stage.
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entertain
He entertained us with anecdotes about his job.
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absorb
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
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entrance
She entranced the audience with her classical Indian singing.
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win over
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amuse
The thought seemed to amuse her.
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divert
diverting her with jokes and fiery arguments
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distract
I took out a book and tried to distract myself.
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enchant
This book will enchant readers.
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captivate
I was captivated by her sparkling personality.
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allure
The dog was allured by the smell of roasting meat.
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bewitch
She was not moving, as if someone had bewitched her.
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mesmerize
There was something about her which mesmerized him.
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enrapture
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tickle the fancy of
(verb) 
Definition
to charm (someone) into doing something he or she would not normally do
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
Synonyms
fool
Art dealers fool a lot of people.
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trick
He'll be upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
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take in
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cheat
He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
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con (informal)
She claimed that a fraudster had conned her out of her life savings.
The British motorist has been conned by the government.
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mislead
Ministers knowingly misled the public.
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impose on
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deceive
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
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dupe
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
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gull (archaic)
Consumers are no longer so easily gulled into paying extra for a designer label.
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delude
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
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bamboozle
He was bamboozled by conmen.
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hoodwink
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
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take for a ride (informal)
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Opposites
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put right

Additional synonyms

in the sense of absorb
Definition
to engage the interest of someone
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
in the sense of allure
The dog was allured by the smell of roasting meat.
in the sense of amuse
Definition
to cause to laugh or smile
The thought seemed to amuse her.

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