Meaning of “inveigle” in the English Dictionary

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"inveigle" in British English

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inveigleverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈveɪ.ɡəl/ us /ɪnˈveɪ.ɡəl/ formal

to persuade someone to do something in a clever and dishonest way, when they do not want to do it:

Her son tried to inveigle her into giving him the money for a car.

(Definition of “inveigle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inveigle" in American English

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inveigleverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈveɪ·ɡəl/

to persuade someone to do something the person may not want to do:

Nomo meant to inveigle him into helping out.

(Definition of “inveigle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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