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Inveigle (to win over by flattering or coaxing) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the verb inveigle
What does inveigle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: inveigled | inveigling | inveigles
- influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
- example: Say inveigh, neigh, but inveigle, make the latter rhyme with eagle.
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] I forced him [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, object control with -ing] I forced him into coming [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause] I forced John into the chairmanship
Force Verbs (with the same syntax): bamboozle, bullock, coax, coerce, commission, compel, dare, draw, encourage, entice, force, impel, incite, induce, jolt, lead, mislead, motivate, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, prod, prompt, push, rouse, rush, soothe, spur, sweet-talk, tempt.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of inveigle: blarney / cajole / coax / palaver / sweet-talk / wheedle
- more generic word: persuade = cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb inveigle
- [transitive] to convert, convince or win over with flattery or wiles
- [transitive] to obtain through guile or cunning
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Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
coax, blarney, inveigle, smoothtalk, softsoap Persuade by fondling—coax Persuade by trickery and deceit—finagle, wangle Persuade by wheedling— inveigle Persuade gradually or by flattery—coax Persuade not to do—dissuade, deter, ...
E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood
To Inveigle. To allure, entice or deceive by fair words. — B. From It. invogliare, to make one willing, longing, or desirous.
by Jeremy Butterfield
inveigle. The recommended pronunciation of this verb meaning 'to entice or persuade by guile' is invayguhl rather than the alternative inveeguhl. inventor. is spelt or, not er.
by Sidney L. Landau
capture, catch, snare, bag, hook, nail, net, enmesh, trick, deceive, ensnare, entangle, entice, implicate, decoy, inveigle, involve, rope in. entreat v. beg, plead, implore, beseech, pray, petition, urge, supplicate, request, ...
A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)
To INVEIGLE.; v. a. sinvogliare, Ital. Minshen; aveugler, or enaveugler, Fr. Skinner and Junius; wiegeln, Germ. from the Goth. wagian, to excite, to move. Serenius.] To persuade to something bad or hurtful; to wheedle; to allure; to seduce.
Finnish-English dictionary (1916)
by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio
entangle, inveigle ...
by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland
INVEIGLE — (See Abduction ; Kidnapping).
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
To INVEIGLE, v. a. [invogliare, Ital. Min- Jhe<w ; aveugler, or enaveugler, Fr. Skinner and Junius.] To persuade to something bad or hurtful ; to wheedle; to allure ;. to reduce. — Most false Duessa, royal richly dight, That easy was to inveigle ...
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Inveigle, seduce, allure, entice. 3. Entangle, involve, perplex1 embarrass, stagger , pose, nonplus, catch in difficulties involve in contradictions. Entreat, v- a. Beg, crave, beseech implore, supplicate, solicit, pray, importune, petition, enjoin, ...
Heinemann English Dictionary (2001)
by Martin Manser
inveigle (in-vay-g' l) verb Phrase inveigle someone into to persuade someone to do something by ...
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Usage statistics about inveigle
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Scrabble value of I1N1V4E1I1G2L1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of INVEIGLE
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- GIVE LINE
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