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Meaning of INVEIGLE

Pronunciation:  in'veegul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
 

INVEIGLE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: blarney, cajole, coax, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle
 
 See Also: browbeat, bully, persuade, soft-soap, swagger, sway

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 pref. in- seems to have been substituted for
a- taken as the pref. F. [`a], L. ad. See {Ocular}.]
To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by
deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce;
to wheedle.

      Yet have they many baits and guileful spells To
      inveigle and invite the un unwary sense. --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allure, bait, bait the hook, birdlime, blandish, cajole, catch, catch out, coax, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entice, entoil, entrap, enweb, flirt, flirt with, gin, give the come-on, hook, hook in, lead on, lime, lure, mesh, net, noose, offer bait to, rope in, seduce, snare, snarl, sniggle, spread the toils, suck in, tangle, tempt, toll, trap, trip, wind, woo
 

 

 

 

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