verb (used with object), in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling.
Origin of inveigle
Synonyms for inveigle
Related Words for inveiglebait, urge, ensnare, influence, honey, hook, stroke, oil, seduce, decoy, snow, jolly, cajole, toll, blandish, soap, bamboozle, maneuver, lure, wheedle
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Historical Examples of inveigle
We will inveigle ladies fair, and wed them in our secret cavern.Barnaby Rudge
He tried to inveigle me also into it, but I remained glum and silent.Youth
My plan will be to inveigle him into going over a ferry to "see a man."
We must, by some means, inveigle him to a place where you can work your sweet pleasure on him.The King of Diamonds
Am I a Jasper that you seek thus to inveigle me into purchasing a gold-brick?The Fiction Factory
John Milton Edwards
Word Origin for inveigle
late 15c., "to blind (someone's) judgment," alteration of Middle French aveugler "delude, make blind," from Vulgar Latin *aboculus "without sight, blind," from Latin ab- "without" (see ab-) + oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)). Loan-translation of Greek ap ommaton "without eyes." Meaning "to win over by deceit, seduce" is 1530s.