[ in-vey-guhl, -vee- ]
/ ɪnˈveɪ gəl, -ˈvi- /
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verb (used with object), in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling.
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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Origin of inveigle
OTHER WORDS FROM inveiglein·vei·gle·ment, nounin·vei·gler, nounun·in·vei·gled, adjective
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How to use inveigle in a sentence
Why should you throw away the two thousand pounds (of the non-guinea Murray) upon that cursed piece of treacherous inveiglement?Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5 (of 6)|(Lord Byron) George Gordon Byron
Erma, then, has not been a party to the inveiglement of this young man?Overshadowed|Sutton E. Griggs
British Dictionary definitions for inveigle
/ (ɪnˈviːɡəl, -ˈveɪ-) /
(tr; often foll by into or an infinitive) to lead (someone into a situation) or persuade (to do something) by cleverness or trickery; cajoleto inveigle customers into spending more
Derived forms of inveigleinveiglement, nouninveigler, noun
Word Origin for inveigle
C15: from Old French avogler to blind, deceive, from avogle blind, from Medieval Latin ab oculis without eyes
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