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See also: intrigué
intrigue (plural intrigues)
- A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
- The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves their imaginary characters.
- Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; a liaison.
plot or scheme
- (intransitive) To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.
- (transitive) To arouse the interest of; to fascinate.
2012 March 1, Brian Hayes, “Pixels or Perish”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 106:
- Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story. And, on top of all that, they are ornaments; they entice and intrigue and sometimes delight.
- (intransitive) To have clandestine or illicit intercourse.
- (transitive) To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate.
- Dr. J. Scott
- How doth it [sin] perplex and intrigue the whole course of your lives!
- Dr. J. Scott
to arouse interest
- intrigue in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- intrigue in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
intrigue f (plural intrigues)
- intrigue (all senses)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “intrigue” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of intrigar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of intrigar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of intrigar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of intrigar
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of intrigar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of intrigar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of intrigar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of intrigar.