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in·trigue

intrigue

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ihn trig
inflections: intrigues, intriguing, intrigued
definition: to draw the strong interest of; puzzle; fascinate.
The odd fairy tale intrigued the children.
synonyms:
attract, bewitch, charm, engage, fascinate, rivet
similar words:
absorb, amaze, enchant, enthrall, interest, puzzle, tickle
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: In trig
definition: a secret plot or scheme.
There were many intrigues against the king.
synonyms:
conspiracy, plot, scheme
similar words:
deception, dodge, maneuver, racket, strategy, trick
derivations: intriguingly (adv.), intriguer (n.)