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inveigle (verb) trick into giving or doing something.

You inveigle someone into doing something when you persuade them dishonestly into doing something. When someone cheats you of your money by persuading you to give it to them they inveigle you. When a person succeeds in making you buy something useless for a high price, they inveigle you. When by sweet words, you make people believe in you, you inveigle them. 'She has inveigled him into her affection.' This means she made him fall in love with her in a dishonest manner.

  • At the fair, the little boy was inveigled into buying a useless pair of shoes for a high price. Coming home he saw that they could not be worn more than twice.
  • Ann's boyfriend inveigled her into parting with her money because he needed it very badly to buy a present for another girl whom he liked the more. Ann felt cheated when she saw him going with the other girl.
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