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Cajole \Ca*jole"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cajoled; p. pr. & vb. n. Cajoling.] [F. cajoler, orig., to chatter like a bird in a cage, to sing; hence, to amuse with idle talk, to flatter, from the source of OF. goale, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, dim. of cage a cage. See Cage, Jail.] To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.

I am not about to cajole or flatter you into a reception of my views.
--F. W. Robertson.

Syn: To flatter; wheedle; delude; coax; entrap.


n. The act of one who cajoles. vb. (present participle of cajole English)

Usage examples of "cajoling".

Matt's tongue coaxed her further, cajoling her into heated participation as he stroked every moist crevice of her mouth.

Layne's black hair lay in silky abandon, moving restlessly beneath the cajoling, inconstant sea breeze as she hunched down over a tidal pool.

Next tightly blindfold the two score carriers - this was the only difficult part of the operation, requiring all the Mouser's adroit, confident cajoling and Fafhrd's easy though somewhat ominous and demanding friendliness - and guide and goad the forty of the impromptu porters as they pantingly and sweatingly carried the house.

His eyes were as predatory as a hawk's, but his smile as cynically and lasciviously cajoling as an ancient satyr's.

Elizabeth had tried cajoling him out of his temper—she was fairly certain that was included in Edict Number Twenty-six—but it hadn't had the least effect.

Arnogle called, then bent to the silent task of cajoling the spirits, mind to mind, into helping him fight his enemy Pilochin.

No amount of cajoling or threatening or bribes could calm the wyr-man down.

Humming to the copper, cajoling it, he softened its substance and pushed one, then the other piece of mirror into it, one in front of each of his eyes.

Gray was on top of her now, still gently murmuring in French, cajoling, soothing.

Even after receiving the letter of proxy, it had taken Gray a good two years to consolidate his position, and Alex had been right there, sitting up through all-night strategy sessions, becoming a sort of surrogate father to Monica, gradually cajoling Noelle out of her total depression.

By the time Alex had become involved in cajoling Noelle out of her room, at least she’d been talking again, and feeding herself.

Mama had come down for dinner, but despite Alex’s cajoling, had been more depressed than usual and had really made an effort just to eat with them.

His cajoling suggestions had long since deteriorated to forceful demands by the time they left the courthouse for the drive back to her house.

Dimly she thought of that time she had watched him making love, so slowly and tenderly, his smoky voice soothing and cajoling, crooning love words.

Jessie, of course, had settled right in, commandeering the prettiest bedroom as her own and cajoling Lucinda into redecorating it to her specifications.