WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
in•trigue /v. ɪnˈtrig; n. also ˈɪntrig/USA pronunciation
v., -trigued, -tri•guing,n.
- [~ + object] to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating qualities:Fairy tales intrigue many children.
- [no object] to plan or plot secretly or in a dishonest way:The dukes intrigued against the king.
in•tri•guer, n. [countable]
- [uncountable] the use of dishonest or secret plots or plans:The king's court was full of intrigue.
- [countable] such a plot or plan:political intrigues.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
intrigue vb /ɪnˈtriːɡ/ ( -trigues, -triguing, -trigued)
n /ɪnˈtriːɡ; ˈɪntriːɡ/
- (transitive) to make interested or curious
- (intransitive) to make secret plots or employ underhand methods; conspire
- (intransitive) often followed by with: to carry on a clandestine love affair
Etymology: 17th Century: from French intriguer, from Italian intrigare, from Latin intrīcāre; see intricateinˈtriguer n
- the act or an instance of secret plotting, etc
- a clandestine love affair
- the quality of arousing interest or curiosity; beguilement
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