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inveigh

[ in-vey ]
/ ɪnˈveɪ /
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verb (used without object)

to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against): to inveigh against isolationism.

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Origin of inveigh

1480–90; <Latin invehī to attack with words, equivalent to in-in-2 + vehī passive infinitive of vehere to ride, drive, sail (cf. wain)

OTHER WORDS FROM inveigh

in·veigh·er, nounun·in·veigh·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inveigh

inveigh
/ (ɪnˈveɪ) /

verb

(intr foll by against) to speak with violent or invective language; rail

Derived forms of inveigh

inveigher, noun

Word Origin for inveigh

C15: from Latin invehī, literally: to be carried in, hence, assail physically or verbally, from in- ² + vehī to be carried, ride
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