Translation of wheedle in Spanish:

wheedle

Pronunciation: /ˈhwiːdl; ˈwiːdl/

vt

  • 1.1 (coax, flatter) to wheedle sth out of sb sonsacarle* algo a algn she wheedled the money out of him le sonsacó el dinero, lo cameló para que le diera el dinero (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]to wheedle sb into -ing she wheedled me into going with her me engatusó or (Esp tb) cameló para que lo acompañara [familiar/colloquial] to wheedle one's way into sb's affection/confidence conquistarse a algn/ganarse la confianza de algn a base de halagos 1.2
    (wheedling pres p)
    [tone/voice] adulador
    More example sentences
    • But then, 10 minutes later, he's still needling and wheedling so convincingly you start to flip-flop back to the earlier assumption that, self-effusing pretence or not, Alan Davies hates having his picture taken.
    • The film-makers were busy on the lot or on location, but our producers, like Jacob, stayed in the tents, free to wheedle, convince and extort position from and in the studio system.
    • With the new cameras will come no mercy, no human face to wheedle, cajole, or insult.

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