cajole

[ kuh-johl ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

from French cajoler

Synonyms

  • deceive
  • delude
  • dupe
  • entice
  • entrap
  • seduce
  • tantalize
  • tempt
  • wheedle

Antonyms

  • disenchant
  • turn off
  • disgust
  • bully
  • repulse

Definition

to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax

Example

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

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