cajole

[ 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

1635–45; <French cajoler to cajole or chatter like a jaybird, apparently derivative of *cajole birdcage (<Late Latin caveola <Latin cave(a) cage + -ola -ole1) + -er infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM cajole

ca·jole·ment, nounca·jol·er, nounca·jol·ing·ly, adverbun·ca·jol·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cajole

cajole
/ (kəˈdʒəʊl) /

verb

to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax

Derived forms of cajole

cajolement, nouncajoler, nouncajolery, nouncajolingly, adverb

Word Origin for cajole

C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin
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