What is the antonym of “inveigling”?
The antonyms of inveigling are dissuade, discourage, and repel. These words convey the opposite meaning of inveigling, which is to persuade someone to do something through flattery or deception.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To convince someone not to do something.
I tried to dissuade him from taking that job because it was too risky.
To cause someone to lose confidence or enthusiasm.
The negative feedback from his boss discouraged him from pursuing his dream.
To drive away or reject someone or something.
The strong smell of the garbage repelled the customers from entering the store.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Dissuade is used when you want to convince someone not to do something.
- 2Discourage is used when you want to make someone lose confidence or enthusiasm.
- 3Repel is used when you want to drive away or reject someone or something.
Good things to know
- 1Persuasion: Use inveigling to persuade someone to do something, and dissuade to convince them not to do it.
- 2Motivation: Use inveigling to motivate someone to take action, and discourage to discourage them from giving up.
- 3Rejection: Use inveigling to attract someone, and repel to drive them away.