April 28th, 2008


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inveigle \in-VAY-guhl; -VEE-\, transitive verb:
1. To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice.
2. To obtain by ingenuity or flattery.



Inveigle comes from Anglo-French enveogler, from Old French aveugler, "to blind, to lead astray as if blind," from aveugle, "blind," from Medieval Latin ab oculis, "without eyes."


Deep Blue had tried to inveigle Kasparov into grabbing several pawn offers, but the champion was not fooled. -- Robert Byrne, "Kasparov and Computer Play to a Draw", New York Times, February 14, 1996