inveigle


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in·vei·gle

 (ĭn-vā′gəl, -vē′-)
tr.v. in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling, in·vei·gles
1. To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk: He inveigled a friend into becoming his tennis partner.
2. To obtain by cajolery: inveigled a free pass to the museum.

[Middle English envegle, alteration of Old French aveugler, to blind, from aveugle, blind, from Vulgar Latin *aboculus : Latin ab-, away from; see ab-1 + Latin oculus, eye (probably translation of Gaulish exsops : exs-, from + ops, eye); see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

in·vei′gle·ment n.
in·vei′gler n.

inveigle

(ɪnˈviːɡəl; -ˈveɪ-)
vb
(tr; often foll by into or an infinitive) to lead (someone into a situation) or persuade (to do something) by cleverness or trickery; cajole: to inveigle customers into spending more.
[C15: from Old French avogler to blind, deceive, from avogle blind, from Medieval Latin ab oculis without eyes]
inˈveiglement n
inˈveigler n

in•vei•gle

(ɪnˈveɪ gəl, -ˈvi-)

v.t. -gled, -gling.
1. to entice or lure by artful talk or inducements.
2. to acquire by beguiling talk or methods: to inveigle a door pass from the usher.
[1485–95; variant of envegle < Anglo-French enveogler=en- en-1 + Old French (a)vogler to blind]
in•vei′gle•ment, n.
in•vei′gler, n.

inveigle


Past participle: inveigled
Gerund: inveigling

Imperative
inveigle
inveigle
Present
I inveigle
you inveigle
he/she/it inveigles
we inveigle
you inveigle
they inveigle
Preterite
I inveigled
you inveigled
he/she/it inveigled
we inveigled
you inveigled
they inveigled
Present Continuous
I am inveigling
you are inveigling
he/she/it is inveigling
we are inveigling
you are inveigling
they are inveigling
Present Perfect
I have inveigled
you have inveigled
he/she/it has inveigled
we have inveigled
you have inveigled
they have inveigled
Past Continuous
I was inveigling
you were inveigling
he/she/it was inveigling
we were inveigling
you were inveigling
they were inveigling
Past Perfect
I had inveigled
you had inveigled
he/she/it had inveigled
we had inveigled
you had inveigled
they had inveigled
Future
I will inveigle
you will inveigle
he/she/it will inveigle
we will inveigle
you will inveigle
they will inveigle
Future Perfect
I will have inveigled
you will have inveigled
he/she/it will have inveigled
we will have inveigled
you will have inveigled
they will have inveigled
Future Continuous
I will be inveigling
you will be inveigling
he/she/it will be inveigling
we will be inveigling
you will be inveigling
they will be inveigling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inveigling
you have been inveigling
he/she/it has been inveigling
we have been inveigling
you have been inveigling
they have been inveigling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inveigling
you will have been inveigling
he/she/it will have been inveigling
we will have been inveigling
you will have been inveigling
they will have been inveigling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inveigling
you had been inveigling
he/she/it had been inveigling
we had been inveigling
you had been inveigling
they had been inveigling
Conditional
I would inveigle
you would inveigle
he/she/it would inveigle
we would inveigle
you would inveigle
they would inveigle
Past Conditional
I would have inveigled
you would have inveigled
he/she/it would have inveigled
we would have inveigled
you would have inveigled
they would have inveigled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inveigle - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
soft-soap - persuade someone through flattery
browbeat, bully, swagger - discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

inveigle

noun coax, persuade, lure, manipulate, manoeuvre, seduce, entice, lead on, beguile, allure, cajole, ensnare, bamboozle (informal), entrap, wheedle, sweet-talk (informal) She inveigles him into a plot to swindle the old lady.

inveigle

verb
To beguile or draw into a wrong or foolish course of action:
Idiom: lead astray.
Translations
svéstvymámit

inveigle

[ɪnˈviːgl] VT she inveigled him up to her roomlo indujo mañosamente a subir a su habitación
to inveigle sb into doing sthinducir a algn mediante engaño a que haga algo
he let himself be inveigled into itse dejó inducir a ello
he was inveigled into the duke's servicefue inducido hábilmente a entrar a servir al duque

inveigle

[ɪnˈviːgəl ɪnˈveɪgəl] vt
to inveigle sb into sth → convaincre qn de s'embarquer dans qch
customers whom they wish to inveigle into some new credit scheme → des clients qu'ils aimeraient convaincre de s'embarquer dans un nouveau crédit

inveigle

vt (liter)verleiten (into zu); (= lure)locken; to inveigle somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu verleiten or verlocken, etw zu tun

inveigle

[ɪnˈviːgl] vt to inveigle sb into (doing) sthcircuire qn per fargli/farle fare qc
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Thus did Minerva inveigle him by her cunning, and when the two were now close to one another great Hector was first to speak.
But to lie to me, and to inveigle me with your lies into that house of all houses - that was not like you, Raffles - and I never shall forgive it or you
On the shallowest pretenses he would inveigle us into shirt stores, boot stores, tailor shops, glove shops--anywhere under the broad sweep of the heavens that there seemed a chance of our buying anything.
Though he's lucky if he pulls even on it, or if he can inveigle a publisher to risk bringing it out.
He had led his mother there, step by step, and now when she stopped, he tried to inveigle her farther.
Though much admired by mammas this model young man was looked down upon by his sister's shop-girls, who had tried to inveigle him.
Do innocent men inveigle nameless vagabonds, and prowl with them about the country as idle robbers do?
Several times Wolf Larsen tried to inveigle me into discussion, but I gave him short answers and eluded him.
Why, therefore, should you treat me as though it were to my interest to inveigle you under my roof and keep you there for some guilty purpose?
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We will inveigle ladies fair, and wed them in our secret cavern.
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