WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
in•trigue /v. ɪnˈtrig; n. also ˈɪntrig/USA pronunciation  v.,  -trigued, -tri•guing,n. 

v. 
  1. [+ object] to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating qualities:Fairy tales intrigue many children.
  2. [no object] to plan or plot secretly or in a dishonest way:The dukes intrigued against the king.

n. 
  1. [uncountable] the use of dishonest or secret plots or plans:The king's court was full of intrigue.
  2. [countable] such a plot or plan:political intrigues.
in•tri•guer, n. [countable]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

intrigue vb /ɪnˈtriːɡ/ ( -trigues, -triguing, -trigued)
  1. (transitive) to make interested or curious
  2. (intransitive) to make secret plots or employ underhand methods; conspire
  3. (intransitive) often followed by with: to carry on a clandestine love affair
n /ɪnˈtriːɡ; ˈɪntriːɡ/
  1. the act or an instance of secret plotting, etc
  2. a clandestine love affair
  3. the quality of arousing interest or curiosity; beguilement
Etymology: 17th Century: from French intriguer, from Italian intrigare, from Latin intrīcāre; see intricate

inˈtriguer n



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