intrigue

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • (noun) IPA: /ˈɪntriːɡ/
  • (verb) IPA: /ɪnˈtriːɡ/
  • Hyphenation: in‧trigue

Noun[change]

Singular
intrigue

Plural
intrigues

  1. (countable) An intrigue is when someone plots (plans) to do something in a secret and complicated way; a conspiracy, secret scheme.
    After hearing that the politican had planned an intrigue, the citizens were outraged.
  2. (uncountable) Intrigue is the activity of making a secret plan or conspiracy.
    There was a lot of intrigue in the secret orginization.

Verb[change]

Plain form
intrigue

Third-person singular
intrigues

Past tense
intrigued

Past participle
intrigued

Present participle
intriguing

  1. (transitive) If something or someone intrigues you, it interests you.
    That article on the creation of the universe intrigued the reader.
    The plot of the popular book intrigues most of its readers because it is interesting.

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