Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun intrigue

2 senses of intrigue

Sense 1
intrigue, machination -- (a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends)
       => plot, secret plan, game -- (a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start")

Sense 2
intrigue -- (a clandestine love affair)
       => love affair, romance -- (a relationship between two lovers)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intrigue

2 senses of intrigue

Sense 1
intrigue, fascinate -- (cause to be interested or curious)
       => matter to, interest -- (be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!")

Sense 2
scheme, intrigue, connive -- (form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner)
       => plot -- (plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government")

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