verb (used with object), in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling.
Origin of inveigle
Synonyms for inveigle
Related Words for inveiglingalluring, inviting, enticing, bewitching, charming, luring, ravishing, tempting, enchanting, drawing, fascinating, beguiling, captivating, witching, attractive, come-hither, desirable, flirtatious, irresistible, magnetic
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Historical Examples of inveigling
All is lost, for the sake of that inveigling, perfidious young Syren.The Politician Out-Witted
They have many ways of inveigling the artless and unthinking.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
He heard her inveigling Antone, the old Italian labourer, into confidences.Sisters
And would she indulge her own love by inveigling him she loved into a base marriage?
No one should rightfully accuse him of inveigling the heir to marry his niece.
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.