[ kuh-johl ]
/ kəˈdʒoʊl /
verb (used with or without object), ca·joled, ca·jol·ing.
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
Words nearby cajole
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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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 forms of cajolecajolement, nouncajoler, nouncajolery, nouncajolingly, adverb
Word Origin for cajole
C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin
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