verb (used with object), in·trigued, in·tri·guing.
verb (used without object), in·trigued, in·tri·guing.
Origin of intrigue
Synonyms for intrigue
verb (ɪnˈtriːɡ) -trigues, -triguing or -trigued
noun (ɪnˈtriːɡ, ˈɪntriːɡ)
Word Origin for intrigue
1610s, "to trick, deceive, cheat" (earlier entriken, late 14c.), from French intriguer (16c.), from Italian intrigare "to plot, meddle," from Latin intricare "entangle" (see intricate). Meaning "to plot or scheme" first recorded 1714; that of "to excite curiosity" is from 1894. Related: Intrigued; intriguing (1680s, "plotting, scheming;" meaning "exciting curiosity" is from 1909).
1640s, probably from intrigue (v.).