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inveigle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inveigle 
  v  :  influence  or  urge  by  gentle  urging,  caressing,  or 
  flattering;  "He  palavered  her  into  going  along"  [syn:  {wheedle}, 
  {cajole},  {palaver},  {blarney},  {coax},  {sweet-talk}] 




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