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(v) to get something from another person or make him agree to something by gently urging, caressing, or flattering him. Origin: L ab-, away from + oculus => 'without eyes, blind' -> Fr avogle, blind -> Fr enveogler, to make blind => 'to blind a person's judgment and lead him into doing something that he or she would not otherwise have done' Lakshmi's boyfriend inveigled her into running away with him and after living with her for a month, sold her to a house of prostitution.