[ in-vey-guhl ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late 15th century: Anglo-Norman French from envegler, alteration of Old French aveugler "to blind," from aveugle "blind"
  • manipulate bamboozle wheedle
  • allure charm beguile lure persuade
  • be honest
  • dissuade disenchant
1. to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually followed by from or away)
2. to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into)
1. A) The salesman tried to inveigle us away from the car we wanted and to a much more expensive model. B) The kid managed to inveigle his way from the streets of his neighborhood to a penthouse before the age of 16.
2. A) If we listen to them inveigle us further, we're going to end up with a timeshare in Siberia. B) The attempt to inveigle me was so feeble it almost came right back around to being charming again.
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