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English definition of “intrigue”

intrigue

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈtriːɡ/ us  
to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual, or mysterious: Throughout history, people have been intrigued by the question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring

intrigue

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɪn.triːɡ/ us  
(the making of) a secret plan to do something, especially something that will harm another person: a tale of political intriguePlotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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