from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To urge with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery; wheedle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, often by flattery; to coax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deceive or delude by flattery, specious promises, simulated compliance with another's wishes, and the like; wheedle; coax.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
French cajoler, possibly blend of Old French cageoler, to chatter like a jay (from geai, jai, jay; see jay2) and Old French gaioler, to lure into a cage (from gaiole, jaiole, cage; see jail).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French cajoler. (Wiktionary)