Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; to use invectives; -- with against.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a verbal attack; utter or write vehement denunciation or rebuke; exclaim or rail against persons or things; rail: with against, formerly with at or on.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. speak against in an impassioned manner
  • v. complain bitterly

Etymologies

Latin invehī, to attack with words, inveigh against, passive of invehere, to carry in : in-, in; see in-2 + vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin invehō ("bring in, carry in"), from in- + vehō ("carry"). Compare vehicle, invective. (Wiktionary)

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  • In addition, inveigh means to carry in, bring in (to use); introduce (OED).

    December 6, 2012

  • better accomplished if you outweigh your opponent

    May 6, 2010

  • To attack with harsh criticism or reproach.

    May 20, 2008