inveigle
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ɪnˈveɪ.ɡəl/, /ɪnˈviː.ɡəl/
Verb

inveigle (inveigles, present participle inveigling; past and past participle inveigled)

  1. (transitive) To convert, convince, or win over with flattery or wiles.
    Synonyms: entice, induce, put someone up to something
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 19:
      She described with the most vivid minuteness the agonies of the country families whom he had ruined—the sons whom he had plunged into dishonour and poverty—the daughters whom he had inveigled into perdition.
  2. (transitive) To obtain through guile or cunning.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: зама́нивать
  • Spanish: timar



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