intrigue

verb (intrigued, intriguing)

verb (t) /ɪnˈtrig / (say in'treeg)
1. to excite the curiosity or interest of by puzzling, novel, or otherwise arresting qualities: intrigued by the prospect of danger.
2. to take the fancy of: her hat intrigued me.
3. to puzzle: I am intrigued by this event.
4. to bring or force by underhand machinations.
5. Rare to entangle.
verb (i) /ɪnˈtrig / (say in'treeg)
6. to use underhand machinations; plot craftily.
7. to carry on a clandestine or illicit love affair.
noun /ɪnˈtrig / (say in'treeg), /ˈɪntrig / (say 'intreeg)
8. the use of underhand machinations to accomplish designs.
9. a plot or crafty dealing: political intrigues.
10. a clandestine or illicit love affair.
11. the series of complications forming the plot of a play.
phrase
12. intrigue into, to beguile into by appeal to the curiosity, interest, or fancy.
{French intriguer, from Italian intrigare, from Latin intrīcāre entangle, perplex}
intriguer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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