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intrigue


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrigue  \In*trigue"\  ([i^]n*tr[=e]g"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Intrigued}  (-tr[=e]gd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Intriguing}.]  [F. 
  intriguer,  OF  intriquer,  entriquer  cf  It  intrigare  See 
  {Intricate},  {Extricate}.] 
  1.  To  form  a  plot  or  scheme;  to  contrive  to  accomplish  a 
  purpose  by  secret  artifice. 
 
  2.  To  carry  on  a  secret  and  illicit  love  or  amour. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrigue  \In*trigue"\,  v.  t. 
  To  fill  with  artifice  and  duplicity;  to  complicate;  to 
  embarrass.  [Obs.] 
 
  How  doth  it  [sin]  perplex  and  intrique  the  whole  course 
  of  your  lives!  --Dr.  J. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrigue  \In*trigue"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  intrique.  See  {Intrigue},  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  Intricacy;  complication.  [Obs.]  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  A  complicated  plot  or  scheme  intended  to  effect  some 
  purpose  by  secret  artifice;  conspiracy;  stratagem. 
 
  Busy  meddlers  with  intrigues  of  state.  --Pomfret. 
 
  3.  The  plot  or  romance;  a  complicated  scheme  of  designs, 
  actions,  and  events.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  A  secret  and  illicit  love  affair  between  two  persons  of 
  different  sexes;  an  amour;  a  liaison. 
 
  The  hero  of  a  comedy  is  represented  victorious  in 
  all  his  intrigues.  --Swift. 
 
  Syn:  Plot;  scheme;  conspiracy;  machination. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intrigue 
  n  1:  covert  and  involved  plotting  to  achieve  your  ends  [syn:  {machination}] 
  2:  a  clandestine  love  affair 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  interested  or  curious  [syn:  {fascinate}] 
  2:  form  intrigues  for  in  an  underhand  manner  [syn:  {scheme}, 
  {connive}] 




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