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cajole (verb) coax; wheedle.

When you make someone do what you want them to do, by talking nicely, or by persuading them in a pleasing manner, you cajole them. A fond mother cajoles her child into taking a medicine when the child refuses to have it. That is, the mother says very pleasing things to the child, talks to it nicely, offers it things it likes, and succeeds in making the child take the medicine. You cajole your parents into buying you something, say an automobile, when you persuade them, by pleading with them and saying nice things to them and by offering to do better at studies, etc.. All this is cajoling.

  • Sharon, observing that her husband was in a favorable and persuasive mood, succeeded in cajoling her husband into buying her a very costly diamond necklace for her birthday.
  • Harriet's persuasive powers were of no avail, as she failed to cajole her friend into joining her on her European tour, with the intention that expenses might be reduced, if they were shared between the two.
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