verb (used with object), in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling.
- invent the wheel,
Origin of inveigle
Examples from the Web for inveigling
To her was due the inveigling of his mother into making a neighborhood call so that they could have the house to themselves.The Game|Jack London
They have many ways of inveigling the artless and unthinking.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.|Pierce Egan
Callicrates and other popular leaders became mercenary instruments for inveigling their countrymen.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
The minister, after many days, discovered who his correspondent was, and succeeded in inveigling the stone-breaker to the manse.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
All is lost, for the sake of that inveigling, perfidious young Syren.The Politician Out-Witted|Samuel Low
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.