US: /ˈɪntɹiɡ/, /ˌɪnˈtɹiɡ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

intrigue /in'tri:g/
  • danh từ
    • mưu đồ; sự vận động ngầm; thói hay vận động ngầm
    • mối dan díu ngầm, sự tằng tịu ngầm (với người có chồng)
    • tình tiết (của một vở kịch...); cốt truyện
    • nội động từ
      • có mưu đồ; vận động ngầm
      • dan díu, tằng tịu (với người có chồng)
      • ngoại động từ
        • mưu đồ làm (cái gì); vận động ngần làm (cái gì)
          • to intrigue a bill through Congress: vận động ngầm thông qua một đạo luật dự thảo ở quốc hội
        • hấp dẫn, gợi thích thú, kích thích tò mò
          • to be intrigued by a new idea: bị một ý mới hấp dẫn
        • làm ngạc nhiên, làm phải suy nghĩ
          • to intrigued by the suddenness of an event: ngạc nhiên vì tính chất đột ngột của một sự việc

      Advanced English dictionary

      verb, noun
      + verb
      1 [often passive] to make sb very interested and want to know more about sth: [VN] The idea intrigued her. + You've really intrigued me-tell me more! [also VN that]
      2 [V] ~ (with sb) (against sb) (formal) to secretly plan with other people to harm sb
      + noun
      1 [U] the activity of making secret plans in order to achieve an aim, often by deceiving people: political intrigue + The young heroine steps into a web of intrigue in the academic world.
      2 [C] a secret plan or relationship, especially one which involves sb else being deceived: I soon learnt about all the intrigues and scandals that went on in the little town. + Sexual intrigues were almost part of the culture of high politics.
      3 [U] the atmosphere of interest and excitement that surrounds sth secret or important: North was a man who added to the intrigue of meetings.

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 fascinate, beguile, captivate, attract, absorb, charm, pique, interest, titillate, arouse or excite the curiosity (of):
      It intrigues me to watch them put those ships into bottles.
      2 conspire, plot, connive, scheme, manoeuvre:
      She was sure that everyone was intriguing against her.
      3 conspiracy, plot, scheme, manoeuvre, collusion, stratagem, trickery, chicanery, double-dealing, guile, subterfuge, artifice, machination, deception:
      Many of those close to the government are engaged in intrigue of some kind.
      4 affair, liaison, amour, romance, intimacy; adultery:
      We all knew about the intrigue he was carrying on with the duke's wife.

      Collocation dictionary


      international, political | court
      a tale of treachery and court intrigue


      carry on, engage in


      ~ against
      The prime minister engaged in political intrigues against the king.


      a web of intrigue

      Concise English dictionary

      +a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
      +a clandestine love affair
      +cause to be interested or curious
      +form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner