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

  • 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.
  • He doesn't have to develop elaborate social policy either, at which he showed no great skill in his near run for the presidency, just inveigle ceos and community groups to cough up .
  • Scoop in trick, entice, inveigle.

  • Alan Carpenter in The Age
    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...
  • Aquilino Pimentel Jr in Philippine Headline News
    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...
  • Hugh Grant in CNBC
    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... Keith Locke (press release) Nov 15, 2005 53434 70431 invent They need more products at more price points," Grant said of farmers. "The beauty of that (request) is that it's all within our control. We don't have to go out and invent something."

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