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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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Past participle: inveigled
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|Verb||1.||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
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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.
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inveigle[ɪnˈviːgl] VT she inveigled him up to her room → lo indujo mañosamente a subir a su habitación
to inveigle sb into doing sth → inducir a algn mediante engaño a que haga algo
he let himself be inveigled into it → se dejó inducir a ello
he was inveigled into the duke's service → fue inducido hábilmente a entrar a servir al duque
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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
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