verb (used with or without object), ca·joled, ca·jol·ing.
Origin of cajole
Examples from the Web for cajole
Jim had to cajole me, as it was already late, and I was lounging around in sweats, book in hand.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is also trying to inspire, cajole, exhort, or shame us Catholics and others of goodwill into living our calling.A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views|Chris Lowney|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I recall mentioning that in the past to others: her using her femininity to cajole, to persuade.
But fan armies have mostly gained notoriety for their propensity to harass and cajole.Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga’s Fan Armies Rally on Twitter|Tricia Romano|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And less than a day after this debacle, Earley is again seen trying to cajole a top player into action on a sketchy court.
It gives her confidence that he does not soothe or cajole, but speaks as he would to a man.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
See how I come to you, unpermitted, from those who cajole each other, and I show you my heart.The Lion's Brood|Duffield Osborne
Wait, you old sinner, I will teach you to cajole other people's sweethearts.The Mantle and Other Stories|Nicholas Gogol
Between periods of weeping she sought to cajole the old woman to release her, and at times she succumbed to blank despair.Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society|Edith Van Dyne
It was a deputation of citizens, set out to cajole him into accepting the office.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
British Dictionary definitions for cajole
Word Origin for cajole
Word Origin and History for cajole
1640s, from French cajoler "to cajole, wheedle, coax," perhaps a blend of Middle French cageoler "to chatter like a jay" (16c., from gajole, southern diminutive of geai "jay;" see jay (n.)), and Old French gaioler "to cage, entice into a cage" (see jail (n.)). Related: Cajoled; cajoling.