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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

  1. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Alternative definition of the verb inveigle


  1. [transitive] to convert, convince or win over with flattery or wiles
  2. [transitive] to obtain through guile or cunning

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Google previewCrossword 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, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

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.

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

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.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

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, ...

Google previewA 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.

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

entangle, inveigle ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1890)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

INVEIGLE — (See Abduction ; Kidnapping).

Google previewEncyclopaedia 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 ...

Google previewA 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, ...

Google previewHeinemann 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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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.

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