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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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Chief among them is a reflection upon art and power, and more precisely the ways in which the latter may tame the former, inveigling it to lie on its back in order to have its belly scratched.--WARREN MOTTE
Geo turned the full force of his rusty rhetoric on Jodie, calling her "a wicked person" and accusing her of "inveigling" the dimwit Chantelle "in a wicked spell".
Meanwhile Scare-ah is still inveigling her way into the Fowler family to find out more about Martin's background and comes up with the notion that he's with Sonia out of guilt.
requires that a state line be crossed while the crime is in progress," the court nonetheless reserves judgment on "whether inveigling or decoying the victim across state lines for subsequent abduction violates" the Act).
To wrest his company from Komazawa's tenacious hands, a high-flying conniver named Okano manipulates a successful geisha into inveigling herself into a supervisory position-the average age of the workers was seventeen, and older employees served as parents and jailers manque- while incidentally gaining control of her previously saved finances.
Hammond made his first tentative steps towards the troubadour tradition when he was 19, hitching over to Los Angeles, where he played the clubs and coffee houses, eventually returning to The Big Apple, inveigling himself on to the early 60s Greenwich Village Folk scene.
Some heroes who had big dramatic moments in 'Infinity War' perplexingly lack equivalent-or, at least, more time here, when most of the other heroes figure in inveigling callback scenarios.
And although he succeeded in inveigling his way in to the very highest echelons of society he never quite mastered the impossible TRICK of avoiding being categorised as a dreaded 'parvenu'.
The odd phone call is not going to make the weeknights pass, so she's just going to have to knuckle down with the task at hand - finding people she likes and inveigling her way into their lives.