[ kuh-johl ]
/ kəˈdʒoʊl /
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verb (used with or without object), ca·joled, ca·jol·ing.
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
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Origin of cajole
OTHER WORDS FROM cajoleca·jole·ment, nounca·jol·er, nounca·jol·ing·ly, adverbun·ca·jol·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cajole
/ (kəˈdʒəʊl) /
to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
Derived forms of cajolecajolement, nouncajoler, nouncajolery, nouncajolingly, adverb
Word Origin for cajole
C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin
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