verb (used with object), in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling.
- invent the wheel,
Origin of inveigle
Examples from the Web for inveigle
If this is to lure and inveigle a young man into wedlock, the elder Miss Westbrook was guilty of that offence.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Dear Warner, step into the next room, and inveigle her out this way, that I may speak to her.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
Again and again, by feint of foot and hand and body he continued to inveigle Sandel into leaping back, ducking, or countering.When God Laughs and Other Stories|Jack London
Miles accused Alexander of trying to inveigle colonists away from him.On Canada's Frontier|Julian Ralph
If I could only inveigle my tormentors into the trap, they might be caught there longer than they liked.The Passenger from Calais|Arthur Griffiths
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.