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inveigle

[in-vey-guh l, -vee-] /ɪnˈveɪ gəl, -ˈvi-/
verb (used with object), inveigled, inveigling.
1.
to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into):
to inveigle a person into playing bridge.
2.
to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually followed by from or away):
to inveigle a theater pass from a person.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; variant of envegle < Anglo-French enveogler, equivalent to en- en-1 + Old French (a)vogler to blind, derivative of avogle blind < Vulgar Latin *aboculus eyeless, adj. derivative of phrase *ab oculīs without eyes. See ab-, ocular
Related forms
inveiglement, noun
inveigler, noun
uninveigled, adjective
Synonyms
1. induce, beguile, persuade. 2. wheedle.
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inveigle

/ɪnˈviːɡəl; -ˈveɪ-/
verb
1.
(transitive; 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
Derived Forms
inveiglement, noun
inveigler, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French avogler to blind, deceive, from avogle blind, from Medieval Latin ab oculis without eyes
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inveigle

v.

late 15c., "to blind (someone's) judgment," alteration of Middle French aveugler "delude, make blind," from Vulgar Latin *aboculus "without sight, blind," from Latin ab- "without" (see ab-) + oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)). Loan-translation of Greek ap ommaton "without eyes." Meaning "to win over by deceit, seduce" is 1530s.

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