[ kuh-johl ]
/ kəˈdʒoʊl /
verb (used with or without object), ca·joled, ca·jol·ing.
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
Origin of cajole
Related formsca·jole·ment, nounca·jol·er, nounca·jol·ing·ly, adverbun·ca·jol·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cajoler
It is the handsome Denis Ronciat, the beau and cajoler of the village girls, who utters an exclamation of surprise.
British Dictionary definitions for cajoler
/ (kəˈdʒəʊl) /
to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
Derived Formscajolement, nouncajoler, nouncajolery, nouncajolingly, adverb
Word Origin for cajole
C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin
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