inveigle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inveigle influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering "He palavered her into going along"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Inveigle To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle. "Yet have they many baits and guileful spells
      To inveigle and invite the unwary sense."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inveigle To lead astray by making blind to the truth or to consequences; mislead by deception; entice into violation of duty, propriety, or self-interest: now usually with into.
    • inveigle Synonyms To cajole, beguile, lure, insnare, decoy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Inveigle in-vē′gl to entice: to seduce: to wheedle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. F. aveugler, to blind, to delude, OF. aveugler, avugler, avegler, fr. F. aveugle, blind, OF. aveugle, avugle, properly, without eyes, fr. L. ab, + oculus, eye. The pref. in-, seems to have been substituted for a-, taken as the pref. F. à, L. ad,. See Ocular
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.; prob. a corr. of O. Fr. enveogler (Fr. aveugle, blind)—L. ab, without, oculus, the eye.

Usage

In literature:

Once again she was the harlot, to charm and inveigle him into remaining with her.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
It appears that Janchu had been inveigled in by bonbons, and Panna Lolla had gone in after him.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
We plotted to inveigle you into coming to the island, at least I abetted Mr. Trask, and I'm glad I came.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Wilson ignored Gourlay, but he was very blithe with Templandmuir, and inveigled him off to a corner.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
To inveigle a man to desertion.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
How these accomplished mathematicians could be inveigled into continued discussion is inexplicable.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Having inveigled me hither, he demanded of me to give him at once this insignificant trifle.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
And who on earth can now inveigle that terrific portent safely under lid and lock again?
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
I see myself inveigled into a room with a trap-door, or knocked on the head by hired bullies, and all manner of disagreeable things.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Has he gone before, or been inveigled into staying?
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
Bates had already inveigled Mrs. Grandoken away.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
This young woman had actually inveigled him into an argument.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
There is a sort of Witchcrafts in those things, whereto the Temptations of the Devil would inveigle us.
"The Wonders of the Invisible World" by Cotton Mather
Little by little, the man was inveigled into conversation.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
In the afternoon, in the full warmth of the clear sun, he inveigled her into the lake for a swim.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
Thus she inveigled Sally when the latter unwarily wandered her way.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
VIII., and other days, at Westminster, she gave them gifts and great rewards, to inveigle them to her will.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
What would Paradise Park say when it learned that you had been inveigled into my house?
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
While pretending to love me, you were secretly trying to inveigle that poor ignorant girl away from home.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
If some of these doctors could only be inveigled into taking some of their own prescriptions!
"That Mother-in-Law of Mine" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Men know 'tis wrong to wander, that to dissipate is sin,
That the dazzle of the harem is the web the evil spin,
To inveigle and to plunder, and to deprivate and spoil,
But to the flings of nagging wives they make a splendid foil.
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle