Friday, April 18, 2008
inveigle verb [in-VEY-guh l, -VEE-] to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into): to inveigle a person into playing bridge.
Definitions for inveigle
- to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into): to inveigle a person into playing bridge.
- to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually followed by from or away): to inveigle a theater pass from a person.
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Citations for inveigle
Thus craftily did he inveigle the vain bird, who finally came and spread his tail alongside the fracture for comparison. The gorgeous feathers at once froze fast to the ice, and--in short, that artless fowl passed a very uncomfortable winter
Not all of those new ideas are good-for-you/good-for-me. Some of them are good-for-you/bad-for-me. And associated with such ideas come the tricks to inveigle me into buying in.
Origin of inveigle
Inveigle entered English as a variant of the word envegle from the Anglo-French enveogler. Ultimately it derives from the Vulgar Latin aboculus meaning "eyeless."