To cajole is to try to get someone to do something, often using flattery, kindly tones or gentle prodding.(verb)
An example of cajole is when you try to coax your friend into making your favorite dinner by commenting several times what a great cook she is and how much you love her food.
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transitive verb ca·joled, ca·jol·ing, ca·joles
Origin: French cajoler
Origin: , possibly blend of Old French cageoler, to chatter like a jay (from geai, jai, jay; see jay2)
Origin: and Old French gaioler, to lure into a cage (from gaiole, jaiole, cage; see jail).
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