HyperDic: intrigue

English > 4 senses of the word intrigue:
NOUNcognitionintrigue, machinationa crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
stateintriguea clandestine love affair
VERBstativeintrigue, fascinatecause to be interested or curious
cognitionintrigue, scheme, conniveform intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
intrigue > pronunciation
Soundsihntriy'g; ih'ntriyg
Rhymesblitzkrieg ... league: 6 rhymes with iyg...
English > intrigue: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.
Synonymmachination
NarrowerpriestcraftA derogatory reference to priests / priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs
Broaderplot, secret plan, gameA secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
Spanishconfabulación, intriga, maquinación
Catalanintriga, maquinació
Verbsintrigueform intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
English > intrigue: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA clandestine love affair.
Broaderlove affair, romanceA relationship between two lovers
Spanishembrollo, enredo, lío amoroso
English > intrigue: 4 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningCause to be interested or curious.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to intrigue Sue
Synonymfascinate
Narrowergrab, seizecapture the attention or imagination of
Broadermatter to, interestBe of importance or consequence
Spanishfascinar, intrigar
Catalanfascinar, intrigar
English > intrigue: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningform intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsscheme, connive
Broaderplotplan secretly, usually something illegal
Spanishconfabularse, intrigar
Catalanintrigar
Nounsintriguea crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

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