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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: intriguer, from Italian intrigare, from Latin intricare; INTRICATE

intrigue

1 verb
     
in‧trigue1
1 [transitive] if something intrigues you, it interests you a lot because it seems strange or mysterious:
Other people's houses always intrigued her.
2 [intransitive] formal to make secret plans to harm someone or make them lose their position of power
intrigue against
While King Richard was abroad, the barons had been intriguing against him.

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