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- Early corruption of French aveugler (“to blind, to delude”), from aveugle (“blind”), from the Old French avugle (“without eyes”), from Latin ab + oculus (“eye”). The in- might be from other a-/en- variations found in Middle English, which was then latinised into in-.
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈveɪ.ɡəl/, /ɪnˈviː.ɡəl/
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- Rhymes: -eɪɡəl, -iːɡəl
- (transitive) to convert, convince or win over with flattery or wiles
- (transitive) to obtain through guile or cunning
- Sometimes confused with inveigh.
convert, convince or win over with flattery or wiles