What does the word beguile mean?

Usage examples for beguile

  1. I also send you my last book, the " Varieties of Religious Experience," which may some time beguile an hour. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  2. Indeed they are quite cunning and crafty in their effort to beguile the unwary. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  3. Anne betrothed to one who even in fiery youth can thus beguile and dupe! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton