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Cajole

Updated: 4 days ago

Pronunciation: [ kuh-johl ]


Definition: verb

to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax

Origin: 1635; French


Etymology: from French cajoler


Usage:



Synonyms:

  • deceive

  • delude

  • dupe

  • entice

  • entrap

  • seduce

  • tantalize

  • tempt

  • wheedle

Antonyms:

  • disenchant

  • turn off

  • disgust

  • bully

  • repulse

Example: Her best friend was able to cajole her into running errands with her.

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