Definition of Inveigle

1. Verb. Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering. "They inveigle him into writing the letter"; "He palavered her into going along"

Exact synonyms: Blarney, Cajole, Coax, Palaver, Sweet-talk, Wheedle
Generic synonyms: Persuade
Specialized synonyms: Soft-soap, Browbeat, Bully, Swagger
Derivative terms: Blarney, Cajolery, Coax, Coaxer, Coaxing, Palaver, Wheedler, Wheedling



Definition of Inveigle

1. v. t. To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle.

Definition of Inveigle

1. Verb. (transitive) to convert, convince or win over with flattery or wiles ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to obtain through guile or cunning ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inveigle

1. to induce by guile or flattery [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inveigle

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invection
invections
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invectively
invectiveness
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invectives
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inveigh
inveighed
inveigher
inveighers
inveighing
inveighs
inveigle (current term)
inveigled
inveiglement
inveiglements
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inveiglers
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inveil
inveiled
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inveils
invendible
invenit
invenom

Literary usage of Inveigle

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Vet have they many baits and guileful spells To inveigle and invite the unwary sense ... [f] Dex.inveigle-ment (rare). INVERSE, inverted, opposite. (F.. ..."

2. War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis: Consisting of Observations by Henry Stuart Foote (1866)
"Mr. Ecu- ton attempts to inveigle him into a false Position in regard to the Measure of admitting California, and is for a time successful. ..."

3. War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis by Henry Stuart Foote (1866)
"... Cordiality * ton attempts to inveigle him into a lire of admitting California, and a for a Programme of Adjustment, and the "five bleeding Wound*. ..."

4. The Life of Baron Frederick Trenck, Containing His Adventures, His Cruel and by Friedrich Trenck (1828)
"We met with Saxon and Prussian recruiters at various places ; all of whom on account of my youth and stature, were eager to inveigle inc. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... the ground; the English lair, as applied to the retreat of a wild animal; or possibly from lure, to entice or inveigle. ..."

6. A Mandarin-Romanized Dictionary of Chinese: Including New Terms and Phrases by Donald MacGillivray (1921)
"... to photograph, [ts'ai* ). camera (chao* hsiang*). to strike the table in wrath &c. to inveigle away ..."

7. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Vet have they many baits and guileful spells To inveigle and invite the unwary sense ... [f] Dex.inveigle-ment (rare). INVERSE, inverted, opposite. (F.. ..."

8. War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis: Consisting of Observations by Henry Stuart Foote (1866)
"Mr. Ecu- ton attempts to inveigle him into a false Position in regard to the Measure of admitting California, and is for a time successful. ..."

9. War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis by Henry Stuart Foote (1866)
"... Cordiality * ton attempts to inveigle him into a lire of admitting California, and a for a Programme of Adjustment, and the "five bleeding Wound*. ..."

10. The Life of Baron Frederick Trenck, Containing His Adventures, His Cruel and by Friedrich Trenck (1828)
"We met with Saxon and Prussian recruiters at various places ; all of whom on account of my youth and stature, were eager to inveigle inc. ..."

11. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... the ground; the English lair, as applied to the retreat of a wild animal; or possibly from lure, to entice or inveigle. ..."

12. A Mandarin-Romanized Dictionary of Chinese: Including New Terms and Phrases by Donald MacGillivray (1921)
"... to photograph, [ts'ai* ). camera (chao* hsiang*). to strike the table in wrath &c. to inveigle away ..."

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