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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle(verb)

    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

    "He palavered her into going along"


  1. cajole(Verb)

    To encourage or persuade by effort; to coax.

    She tried to cajole the toddler into the bathtub.

  2. Origin: From cajoler.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cajole(verb)

    to deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cajole

    ka-jōl′, v.t. to coax: to cheat by flattery.—ns. Cajole′ment, coaxing for the purpose of deluding: wheedling language: flattery; Cajol′er; Cajol′ery. [Fr. cajoler, to chatter; ety. dub.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    v. t., From Grk. _kalos_, beautiful, and Eng. _jolly_, to jolly beautifully.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cajole in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cajole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cajole in a Sentence

  1. Harry Kazianis:

    Right now, it seems President Trump's North Korea policy is in a state of flux, the President Trump strategy now seems to be to cajole the North Koreans into a potential nuclear deal.

  2. Donald Trump:

    You're gonna have to make deals. You're gonna have to get these senators and congressman and all of these people, you've gotta cajole them. You've got to make deal.

  3. Harry Kazianis:

    The President Trump strategy now seems to be to cajole the North Koreans into a potential nuclear deal, while The Trump strategy may work, my great fear is that North Korea will do what North Korea has always done : Pocket the concessions and economic aid and never give up North Korea nuclear weapons.

  4. Former Vice President Joe Biden:

    But otherwise, I'm just doing the things like we're doing with you now, and trying to keep abreast and trying to urge and, how can I say it, cajole the President into doing the things that should've been done or could be done faster.

  5. Donald Trump:

    He goes in there … like a bit of a maniac, you never get things done that way. You can't walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. … That's the problem with Ted.

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