Inveigher to Investiture
(In*veigh"er) n. One who inveighs.
(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. à, 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.
Yet have they many baits and guileful spellsMilton.
To inveigle and invite the unwary sense.
(In*vei"gle*ment) n. The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled; that which inveigles; enticement; seduction.
(In*vei"gler) n. One who inveigles.
(In*veil") v. t. To cover, as with a vail. W. Browne.
(In*vend`i*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being invendible; invendibleness; unsalableness.
(In*vend"i*ble) a. [L. invendibilis. See In- not, and Vendible.] Not vendible or salable.
Jefferson. In*vend"i*ble*ness, n.
(In*ven"om) v. t. See Envenom.
(In*vent") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invented; p. pr. & vb. n. Inventing.] [L. inventus, p. p. of invenire
to come upon, to find, invent; pref. in- in + venire to come, akin to E. come: cf. F. inventer. See Come.]
1. To come or light upon; to meet; to find. [Obs.]
And vowed never to return again,Spenser.
Till him alive or dead she did invent.
2. To discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time;
applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine.
Thus first Necessity invented stools.Cowper.
3. To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent
the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood.
Whate'er his cruel malice could invent.Milton.
He had invented some circumstances, and put the worst possible construction on others.Sir W. Scott.
Syn. To discover; contrive; devise; frame; design; fabricate; concoct; elaborate. See Discover.
(In*vent"er) n. One who invents.
(In*vent"ful) a. Full of invention. J. Gifford.
(In*vent"i*ble) a. Capable of being invented.
(In*vent"i*ble*ness), n. Quality of being inventible.
(In*ven"tion) n. [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See Invent.]