- to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
Origin of cajole
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Related Words for cajolerlackey, charmer, sycophant, toady, booster, bootlicker, puffer, backscratcher, flunkey, cajoler
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Historical Examples of cajoler
It is the handsome Denis Ronciat, the beau and cajoler of the village girls, who utters an exclamation of surprise.
- to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
Word Origin for cajole
C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin
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