Inveigle

  • 1 inveigle — in·vei·gle /in vā gəl, vē / vt in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling: to lure by false representations or other deceit whoever unlawfully...inveigle s, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away and holds for ransom or reward or otherwise any person...shall… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Inveigle — In*vei gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inveigled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inveigling}.] [Prob. fr. F. aveugler to blind, to delude, OF. aveugler, avugler, avegler, fr. F. aveugle blind, OF. aveugle, avugle, properly, without eyes, fr. L. ab + oculus eye. The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inveigle — ► VERB (usu. inveigle someone into) ▪ persuade by deception or flattery. DERIVATIVES inveiglement noun. ORIGIN Old French aveugler to blind …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 inveigle — (v.) late 15c., to blind (someone s) judgment, alteration of M.Fr. aveugler delude, make blind, from V.L. *aboculus without sight, blind, from L. ab without (see AB (Cf. ab )) + oculus eye (see EYE (Cf. eye) (n.)). Loan translation of Gk …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 inveigle — decoy, entice, iure, tempt, seduce Analogous words: snare, ensnare, trap, entrap (see CATCH): beguile, mislead, delude, *deceive, betray: cajole, wheedle, blandish, *coax …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 inveigle — The recommended pronunciation of this verb meaning ‘to entice or persuade by guile’ is in vay gǝl rather than the alternative in vee gǝl …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 inveigle — [v] entice, manipulate allure, bait, bamboozle, beguile, blandish, butter*, cajole, charm, coax, con*, decoy, egg on*, ensnare, entrap, get around*, honey*, hook, influence, jolly, lay it on thick*, lead on*, lure, maneuver, massage, oil*, overdo …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 inveigle — [in vā′gəl, invē′gəl] vt. inveigled, inveigling [LME invegelen, altered (after IN 1) < MFr aveugler, to blind, delude < aveugle, blind < LL * aboculus, blind < L ab, from + oculus, an EYE] to lead on with deception; entice or trick… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 inveigle — v. (d; tr.) to inveigle into; out of (to inveigle smb. into doing smt.) * * * out of (to inveigle smb. into doing smt.) (d; tr.) to inveigle into …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 inveigle — in|vei|gle [ınˈveıgəl, ınˈvi: US ınˈveı ] v inveigle into [inveigle sb into sth] phr v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: aveugler to make blind , from aveugle blind , from Medieval Latin ab oculis without eyes ] to persuade someone to do what… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 inveigle — UK [ɪnˈveɪɡ(ə)l] / US / UK [ɪnˈviːɡ(ə)l] / US [ɪnˈvɪɡ(ə)l] verb Word forms inveigle : present tense I/you/we/they inveigle he/she/it inveigles present participle inveigling past tense inveigled past participle inveigled Phrasal verbs: inveigle… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 inveigle — inveiglement, n. inveigler, n. /in vay geuhl, vee /, v.t., inveigled, inveigling. 1. to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually fol. by into): to inveigle a person into playing bridge. 2. to acquire, win, or… …

    Universalium

  • 13 inveigle — in|vei|gle [ ın veıgl, ın vigl ] verb ,inveigle into phrasal verb transitive FORMAL inveigle someone into something to persuade someone to do something by using clever or dishonest methods …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 inveigle — v 1.Usu. inveigle into ensnare, enmesh, entangle, catch, Sl. rope in, Sl. suck in, bamboozle, delude; persuade, talk into, convince, induce, move; entice, lure, allure, decoy, tempt, beguile, seduce, tantalize, pique, Archaic. trepan; wheedle,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 inveigle — [[t]ɪnve͟ɪg(ə)l[/t]] inveigles, inveigling, inveigled VERB If you inveigle someone into doing something, you cleverly persuade them to do it when they do not really want to. [FORMAL] [V n into n/ ing] She inveigles Paco into a plot to swindle… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 inveigle — [ɪn vi:g(ə)l, ɪn veɪg(ə)l] verb (usu. inveigle someone into) persuade by deception or flattery. Derivatives inveiglement noun Origin C15: from Anglo Norman Fr. envegler, alt. of OFr. aveugler to blind …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 inveigle — verb inveigle sb into sth phrasal verb (T) formal to persuade someone to do what you want, especially in a dishonest way: She had inveigled me into taking messages to her lover …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 inveigle — verb planted in colleges throughout the country are brainwashed members whose only mission is to inveigle unsuspecting students into the cult Syn: entice, tempt, lure, seduce, beguile; wheedle, cajole, coax, persuade; informal sweet talk, soft… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 inveigle — in•vei•gle [[t]ɪnˈveɪ gəl, ˈvi [/t]] v. t. gled, gling 1) to entice or lure by artful talk or inducements 2) to acquire by beguiling talk or methods: to inveigle a door pass from the usher[/ex] • Etymology: 1485–95; var. of envegle < AF… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 inveigle — /ɪnˈveɪgəl / (say in vayguhl) verb (t) (inveigled, inveigling) 1. to draw (into, sometimes from, away, etc.) by beguiling or artful inducements: to inveigle a person into playing bridge. 2. to allure, win, or seduce by beguiling. {late Middle… …

    Australian English dictionary