inveigle inveigle

Definition(s):

  • (v) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Usage(s):

  • Somehow he managed to inveigle a group of prominent citizens to serve as a watchdog commission over the steadily expanding state expenditures at the Space Organization.

Quotes

  1. "What Brian Burke told Neale Fong was a complete fantasy," Mr Carpenter said. "What Brian Burke does is use these little tactics to inveigle himself into people's confidence. There is a trail of dead bodies in his wake which should alert...
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Alan Carpenter Source: The Age

  2. "That was what Marcos offered us," Pimentel said. "I was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1971. He tried to inveigle us into supporting certain changes to the Constitution because we would become automatic members of the interim...
    on Dec 19, 2005 By: Aquilino Pimentel Jr Source: Philippine Headline News

  3. "We should be like France and stick to a strictly peacekeeping role. New Zealand officers have worked with European peacekeepers in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in and around Kabul. But now the British want to inveigle ISAF...
    on Nov 15, 2005 By: Keith Locke Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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