from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk. See Synonyms at lure.
- transitive v. To obtain by cajolery: inveigled a free pass to museum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to convert, convince or win over with flattery or wiles
- v. to obtain through guile or cunning
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lead astray by making blind to the truth or to consequences; mislead by deception; entice into violation of duty, propriety, or self-interest: now usually with into.
- Synonyms To cajole, beguile, lure, insnare, decoy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Middle English envegle, alteration of Old French aveugler, to blind, from aveugle, blind, from Vulgar Latin *aboculus : Latin ab-, away from; + Latin oculus, eye (probably loan-translation of Gaulish exsops : exs-, from + ops, eye).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)