Cajoling
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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