The Closing Word: Inveigle

The Closing Word: InveigleThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (in-VAY-gull)

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Synonyms: blarney, cajole, coax, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle

From¬† “Inveigle comes from the Middle French word aveugler, meaning “delude, make blind,” which can be traced back to the Medieval Latin word ab oculis, or “lacking eyes.” The people you inveigle don’t see what you are really up to.”

“In a bidding war, sometimes the winning buyer is the one who inveigles the seller with a personal letter explaining why they love the home.”

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