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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References in classic literature ?
Several times Wolf Larsen tried to inveigle me into discussion, but I gave him short answers and eluded him.
Bajada's text inveigles the senses, deploying the scents and appeals of Baltic kitchens -- spicy from alder smoke and dizzying from "the forest, the mushrooms, the mint, the wild thyme." Recipes are divided into sections focused on dairy dishes (the Balts like it sour), dishes specific to coastal and farming regions, baked goods and sweets, and drinks.
The viper in her bosom is young Eve Harrington, an excellent Lily James, who inveigles her way into Margot's circle.
The viper in her bosom comes in the form of Lily James, excellent as ambitious Eve Harrington, who inveigles her way into Margo's circle, intent on usurping her idol.
'The quo warranto petition inveigles the Supreme Court to violate the Constitution by usurping the power of the House of Representatives to impeach the Chief Justice and the jurisdiction of the Senate to try and judge her,' he added.
Lady Georgiana Bannoch's long-time beau, Darcy O'Mara, finally takes the bull by the horns and inveigles her to join him on a trip by car to Scotland, where he intends to finally marry her.
Seductive uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who has been abroad, returns to the fold and inveigles his way into the affections of India's mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman).
About to lose her place in the highly competitive arts school, Jude inveigles a master sculptor to mentor her.
Sometimes a berry fruit inveigles its way into the mix - very occasionally a mango but never, ever, a banana.
Then he inveigles his way through a police cordon and into the house of the killer's geriatric neighbour (apparently, all you need do is wave a bottle of milk at the officer on duty and say, "Groceries for old Stan") before berating the doddery duffer in his own living room for not having spotted the warning signs about the loony next door.