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inveigle

in·vei·gle

inveigle

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn veI gl
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inveigled, inveigles, inveigling
definition 1: to entice or ensnare by clever talk or flattery (usu. fol. by into).
They inveigled him into selling the painting for much less than it was really worth.
similar words:
bait, charm, wheedle
definition 2: to obtain by clever talk or flattery (usu. fol. by from or away).
She inveigled the car from her father.
similar words:
wheedle
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derivations: inveiglement (n.), inveigler (n.)