inveigle


inveigle
in·vei·gle /in-'vā-gəl, -'vē-/ vt in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling: to lure by false representations or other deceit
whoever unlawfully...inveigle s, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away and holds for ransom or reward or otherwise any person...shall be punished by imprisonmentU.S. Code

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

inveigle
I verb allure, attract, bait, bamboozle, befool, beguile, blandish, cajole, cheat, chouse, coax, cozen, deceive, decoy, defraud, delude, draw, ensnare, entangle, entice, entrap, fool, gull, illaqueate, importune, induce, influence, lay a trap, lead astray, lead on, lure, maneuver, mislead, persuade, seduce, snare, suborn, sway, tempt, trap, trick, urge, victimize, wheedle, win II index bait (lure), betray (lead astray), bilk, cheat, coax, convince, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, entrap, hoodwink, illude, importune, influence, lure, palter, persuade, prevail (persuade), trap

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Inveigle — In*vei gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inveigled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inveigling}.] [Prob. fr. F. aveugler to blind, to delude, OF. aveugler, avugler, avegler, fr. F. aveugle blind, OF. aveugle, avugle, properly, without eyes, fr. L. ab + oculus eye. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inveigle — ► VERB (usu. inveigle someone into) ▪ persuade by deception or flattery. DERIVATIVES inveiglement noun. ORIGIN Old French aveugler to blind …   English terms dictionary

  • inveigle — (v.) late 15c., to blind (someone s) judgment, alteration of M.Fr. aveugler delude, make blind, from V.L. *aboculus without sight, blind, from L. ab without (see AB (Cf. ab )) + oculus eye (see EYE (Cf. eye) (n.)). Loan translation of Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • inveigle — decoy, entice, iure, tempt, seduce Analogous words: snare, ensnare, trap, entrap (see CATCH): beguile, mislead, delude, *deceive, betray: cajole, wheedle, blandish, *coax …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inveigle — The recommended pronunciation of this verb meaning ‘to entice or persuade by guile’ is in vay gǝl rather than the alternative in vee gǝl …   Modern English usage

  • inveigle — [v] entice, manipulate allure, bait, bamboozle, beguile, blandish, butter*, cajole, charm, coax, con*, decoy, egg on*, ensnare, entrap, get around*, honey*, hook, influence, jolly, lay it on thick*, lead on*, lure, maneuver, massage, oil*, overdo …   New thesaurus

  • inveigle — [in vā′gəl, invē′gəl] vt. inveigled, inveigling [LME invegelen, altered (after IN 1) < MFr aveugler, to blind, delude < aveugle, blind < LL * aboculus, blind < L ab, from + oculus, an EYE] to lead on with deception; entice or trick… …   English World dictionary

  • inveigle — v. (d; tr.) to inveigle into; out of (to inveigle smb. into doing smt.) * * * out of (to inveigle smb. into doing smt.) (d; tr.) to inveigle into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inveigle — in|vei|gle [ınˈveıgəl, ınˈvi: US ınˈveı ] v inveigle into [inveigle sb into sth] phr v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: aveugler to make blind , from aveugle blind , from Medieval Latin ab oculis without eyes ] to persuade someone to do what… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inveigle — UK [ɪnˈveɪɡ(ə)l] / US / UK [ɪnˈviːɡ(ə)l] / US [ɪnˈvɪɡ(ə)l] verb Word forms inveigle : present tense I/you/we/they inveigle he/she/it inveigles present participle inveigling past tense inveigled past participle inveigled Phrasal verbs: inveigle… …   English dictionary