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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inveigle \In*vei"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inveigled; p. pr. & vb. n. Inveigling.] [Prob. fr. F. aveugler to blind, to delude, OF. aveugler, avugler, avegler, fr. F. aveugle blind, OF. aveugle, avugle, properly, without eyes, fr. L. ab + oculus eye. The pref. in- seems to have been substituted for a- taken as the pref. F. [`a], L. ad. See Ocular.] To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle. [1913 Webster] Yet have they many baits and guileful spells To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton. [1913 Webster]