Howdy, Fellas! How ya doin’? Do you have plans for the weekend already?
Have you ever been charmed into doing something you don’t actually want to do? We have a word for that!
Yes, our session today is #WOTD Beguile. Yay!
Beguile (bih-gahyl) is a verb. It has multiple meanings, such as: #WOTD
- To influence by trickery and/or flattery. #WOTD
“The cult leader beguiled his followers into thinking that he is the embodiment of an angel.” #WOTD
- To take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of). #WOTD
“I was beguiled of my money. She took my wallet, cellphone, and unfortunately, my heart.” #WOTD
- To charm or divert. #WOTD
“The diverse collections of modern art beguile the tourists to do a long tour of the gallery.” #WOTD
- To pass the time pleasantly. #WOTD
“I beguile the long night with a movie marathon”. #WOTD
Beguile first appeared around the 13th century in the sense “to lead or draw by deception”. #WOTD
And then in the Shakespearean Era, the word took on a new sense, “to charm”. #WOTD
The word is closely related to “guile” that means “the use of clever and usually dishonest methods to achieve something”. #WOTD
The synonyms for beguile are: deceive, charm, mislead, seduce, manipulate, etc. #WOTD
So, now you have the word for when you’re cleverly tricked by someone!
That’s all I can share with you today, Fellas! I hope you enjoyed this session as much as I did.
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compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 29 July 2016