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cajole

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
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Examples

I will not plead, threaten, or cajole anyone into voting for me.

Housing associations and the government use many misleading arguments to persuade and cajole council tenants into agreeing to stock transfers.

he hoped to cajole her into selling him her house

The theater manager does not chide, warn or cajole us into good behavior.

In contrast, I didn’t have to cajole her to climb in the Caves, nor did I merely watch her.

he hoped to cajole her into selling the house

Usually I can cajole him into cereal, toast or a banana, but this morning - nothing.

Elsewhere, it may be acceptable for shop assistants to flatter and cajole you into buying anything, irrespective of whether it suits you.

So buy my stuff and cajole your friends into mindless purchasing.

By appealing directly to a possible abductor to think about their own future beyond the next few hours to the days and weeks to come they hope to cajole him to redress what he has done.

And rather than cajoling audiences with fear and prejudice, it provokes them into reflection and debate.

Despite the fact he was only thirteen, it seemed the young prince was already a Casanova in the making, an expert at coaxing and cajoling girls.

If you’re like me, you’ve gotten many e-mail messages lately cajoling you to buy anti-virus software.

It takes a certain degree of cajolement and leadership to help us all head in the right direction.

Instead, she uses cajolery, deception, and sexual manipulation to trick him out of consummating the marriage.

I do not pretend to know what combination of threats and cajolements they offered, but they obviously succeeded.

Never had I read more flattering, in-your-face cajolery.

So supporting the prior service pack is fair and rational, and cajoling people into at least installing it is reasonable.

These groups would then canvass for votes for their preferred town, with events and banners and posters and any other means of cajolement they could think of.

The vocalist even went to the extent of sweetly pleading and cajoling the crowd to get into the groove, before he let the music and the performance do all the talking.

It would be the ultimate weapon in journalistic cajolery.

For example, it is increasingly clear in the book that torture does not produce reliable intelligence, quite the contrary, but that traditional methods of cajolement and induced familiarity do.

Unlike some people I know who simply spent the day off mallhopping, I was cajoled into going to school to help out my mom for five hours.

If it had wheels, it is the sort of vehicle you would cruise around town in on a Saturday night with the stereo blasting and your mates cajoling the girls on the pavement.

One day he has had enough; the next day he is cajoled to stay on.

You just have to hope that I have not been unduly influenced by any lunches, gifts or cajolements along the way.

The merits of his cajoleries won’t be discussed here, because they lack merit.

They begged and cajoled her with folded hands to take charge.

Recovered from the illness that floored him last week, he was back marshalling and cajoling the men in front of him, and must have wondered what he had returned to.

Whatever the philosophical ideal, in the real world we are bombarded by corporate messages cajoling us and our children to consume and borrow.