verb (used with or without object), ca·joled, ca·jol·ing.
- cajal, santiago ramón y,
- cake eater
Origin of cajole
Examples from the Web for cajoling
When Xayalith asks the crowd to sing the chorus to the next chune, nobody needs any cajoling.The Naked and Famous, New Zealand’s Synthpop Quintet, Is Here to Make You Happy|Melissa Leon|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In their campaign, Dimon and Chase deployed the full range of tactics, ranging from cajoling to threats.
Hundreds of special interests soon buzzed round those dozens, pressing money into their hands, lobbying, cajoling, persuading.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work|Megan McArdle|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No amount of cajoling or retraining could coax him to budge.Back Home, Service Dogs Sleep in Beds—and Sniff the Sofa for Mines|Sandra McElwaine|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He would just let me have it, flattering, cajoling, accusing.Gore Vidal Eulogized as Great American Wit, Cynic, Idealist|Malcolm Jones|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There shall be no oratorical device, no persuading, no cajoling of the mind this way or that.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
I knew he didnt, even at the time she was flattering and cajoling us.Adrienne Toner|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
From the moment of the purchase of Buisson-Souef all his art was employed in cajoling the trusting and simple de Lamottes.A Book of Remarkable Criminals|H. B. Irving
Democracy is in practice nothing but a device for cajoling from him the vote he refuses to arbitrary authority.A Treatise on Parents and Children|George Bernard Shaw
She dreaded a quarrel with her daughter, and would have sacrificed everything to retain her cajoling ways.Serge Panine, Complete|Georges Ohnet
Word Origin for cajole
1640s, from French cajoler "to cajole, wheedle, coax," perhaps a blend of Middle French cageoler "to chatter like a jay" (16c., from gajole, southern diminutive of geai "jay;" see jay (n.)), and Old French gaioler "to cage, entice into a cage" (see jail (n.)). Related: Cajoled; cajoling.