- 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