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Definition of inveigle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inveigle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈveɪɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈveɪɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inveigle
BrE BrE//ɪnˈveɪɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈveɪɡl//
 
he / she / it inveigles
BrE BrE//ɪnˈveɪɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈveɪɡlz//
 
past simple inveigled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈveɪɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈveɪɡld//
 
past participle inveigled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈveɪɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈveɪɡld//
 
-ing form inveigling
BrE BrE//ɪnˈveɪɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈveɪɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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inveigle somebody/yourself (into something/into doing something) (formal) to achieve control over somebody in a clever and dishonest way, especially so that they will do what you want He inveigled himself into her affections (= dishonestly made her love him). Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘beguile, deceive’; formerly also as enveigle): from Anglo-Norman French envegler, alteration of Old French aveugler ‘to blind’, from aveugle ‘blind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inveigle