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intr.v. in·veighed, in·veigh·ing, in·veighs
To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently.
[Latin invehī, to attack with words, inveigh against, passive of invehere, to carry in : in-, in; see in-2 + vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]
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(foll by: against) to speak with violent or invective language; rail
[C15: from Latin invehī, literally: to be carried in, hence, assail physically or verbally, from in-2 + vehī to be carried, ride]
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to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usu. fol. by against): to inveigh against isolationism.
[1480–90; < Latin invehī to attack with words =in- in-2 + vehī, pass. of vehere to ride, drive (compare wain)]
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Past participle: inveighed
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|Verb||1.||inveigh - complain bitterly|
|2.||inveigh - speak against in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"|
protest - utter words of protest
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inveigh[ɪnˈveɪ] vi to inveigh against (frm) → inveire contro
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