inveigler

inveigle

[in-vey-guhl, -vee-]
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:
1485–95; 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

inveiglement, noun
inveigler, noun
uninveigled, adjective


1. induce, beguile, persuade. 2. wheedle.
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inveigle (ɪnˈviːɡəl, -ˈveɪ-)
 
vb
(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]
 
in'veiglement
 
n
 
in'veigler
 
n

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inveigle
late 15c., "to blind (someone's) judgment," from M.Fr. aveugler "delude, make blind," from V.L. *aboculus "without sight, blind," from L. ab- "without" + oculus "eye" (see eye). Loan-translation of Gk. ap ommaton "without eyes." Meaning "to win over by deceit, seduce" is 1530s.
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