Persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery: he hoped to cajole her into selling him her house
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- Elsewhere, it may be acceptable for shop assistants to flatter and cajole you into buying anything, irrespective of whether it suits you.
- Despite the fact he was only thirteen, it seemed the young prince was already a Casanova in the making, an expert at coaxing and cajoling girls.
- Housing associations and the government use many misleading arguments to persuade and cajole council tenants into agreeing to stock transfers.
mid 17th century: from French cajoler.
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- It takes a certain degree of cajolement and leadership to help us all head in the right direction.
- You just have to hope that I have not been unduly influenced by any lunches, gifts or cajolements along the way.
- I do not pretend to know what combination of threats and cajolements they offered, but they obviously succeeded.