[in-vey-guh l, -vee-] /ɪnˈveɪ gəl, -ˈvi-/ Show IPA
verb (used with object), inveigled, inveigling.
to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into):
to inveigle a person into playing bridge.
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-Frenchenveogler, 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