inveigle


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inveigle (someone) into (something)

To trick or deceive someone into doing something. I'm just worried that she's using the kids to inveigle you into marrying her.
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inveigle (someone) out of (something)

To use trickery or cunning to obtain something from someone. A: "Does this sound too good to be true?" B: "Yeah, this is definitely a scam, Mom. If you invest, this guy is going to inveigle you out of thousands."
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inveigle (something) out of (someone)

To use trickery or cunning to obtain something from someone. A: "Does this sound too good to be true?" B: "Yeah, this is definitely a scam, Mom. If you invest, this guy is going to inveigle thousands out of you."
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inveigle someone into something

to coax or trick someone into doing something. We tried to inveigle her into attending, but she caught on to us. I was inveigled into doing it.
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inveigle someone out of something

to deceive someone into giving something up. Are you trying to inveigle me out of my money? I was inveigled out of my money by a common thief.
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inveigle something out of someone

to get something away from someone, usually by deception or persuasion. They inveigled a large donation out of Mrs. Smith. The crooks tried to inveigle a fortune out of the old lady.
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They attack their sworn enemies, the Genies and inveigle the leaders of the nations of the world.
Isn't it strange how music can inveigle itself into your psyche to the point at which you can remember it way back from a time before it even existed?
I'm not sure I like the idea in 'The Wolf in the Bed' (it's a Red Riding Hood story) that the wolf is easily able to transform into a man so that, by the time the story's heroine reaches her grandmother's house, it's actually a man that is trying to inveigle her into the bed.
Also, while assigning categories of urgency to the visa process may be a logical way to tackle the rush, it is important to ensure that these decisions are fully governed by logic and not seen to be a means to inveigle people to part with more money.
Attempting to capture them in real life wasn't always a happy experience: 'I do wish that people who write books, and inveigle one into this sort of tour, would speak the truth,' complained one would-be buffalo-hunter.
William Clark, attempted to inveigle and bribe Crazy Horse into cooperating with invasion, as officials had done with others, but Crazy Horse refused to countenance lies and double-dealing.
Other emails try to inveigle full bank details out of recipients, supposedly so funds can be transferred into the account.
This is now so well recognized by other governments that when they try to inveigle New Delhi into signing up for something they look for some innocuous paragraph or line to sacrifice to India.
On Sunday afternoon and Monday evening - the group will unveil this 1962 story of a professor and his wife who inveigle a young couple into their daunting and alcohol-fuelled power games.
Still holed up in his caravan, Sweeney orders henchmen Hatton and Cully to step up the pressure on DS Gary Tate - who responds by trying to inveigle Pauline into revealing Colin and Howie's whereabouts.
Again, the idea that "decoy" and "inveigle" require some level of control (during the transport of the victim) was further extended and supported by United States v Boone.
No small matter for youngish readers, these books feel comfortable in the hand and the color covers inveigle readers to pick them up and turn the pages.
''There are people who continue to incite and inveigle the crowd at the EDSA shrine, and explore the atmosphere to pursue their personal, partisan or seditious claims,'' Arroyo said, referring to the shrine along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue that has marked two ''people power'' revolts in the Philippines.
Moreover, no one has shown how prions inveigle their harmless, normal counterparts in the body to become prions themselves, nor has anyone described the function of those normal proteins.
A Pakistani journalist recently averred that closer economic ties between contiguous Indian and Pakistani territories was a clever Indian ploy to inveigle Islamabad into confederation with New Delhi.