intrigue - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ɪnˈtriːɡ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyintrigue
he/she/itintrigues
present participleintriguing
past tenseintrigued
past participleintrigued
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make someone very interested in knowing more about something, especially something that seems mysterious

    That old house has always intrigued me.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] literary to plan secretly, especially in order to harm or cheat someone