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
Why are our trained warriors risking their lives to "cajole" a vindictive Shia government to help poor Sunni squatters?
And then kind of cajole and push and say why certain things should work and certain things wouldn't work.
Austin's comment reflects the fact that software companies like IBM and Microsoft usually "cajole" their customers into buying more licences than they need - hence the difference between software sold versus software used.
Scotland on Sunday understands that Hazel Blears, who resigned from the Cabinet on Wednesday, attempted to "cajole" several other ministers to quit on Thursday in a bid to force Brown out.
"cajole" companies, power ultimately lay with consumers, who should reject products which failed to meet the guidelines.
And it will take strong inducements to cajole creditors into accepting an exchange.
Erpenbach responded that Fitzgerald repeatedly overreached in his efforts to cajole the Democrats back to Madison.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is pragmatic in using his cache to cajole the parties to the negotiating table, yet is unwilling to align himself too closely with the United States or to expend too much political capital on the peace process.
"Convince, cajole, aggressively push China to drive domestic consumption, and have India, Brazil and a few other countries, maybe including Japan, push infrastructure spending much higher."
It's not as if our teacher had to cajole us into cooperation every day.