Cajole Definition

cajoled, cajoles, cajoling
cajoled, cajoles, cajoling
To coax with flattery and insincere talk; wheedle.
Webster's New World
To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language.
The athlete cajoled a signing bonus out of the team's owner.
American Heritage
To use flattery, pleading, or insincere language in an attempt to persuade someone to do something.
American Heritage

Origin of Cajole

  • French cajoler possibly blend of Old French cageoler to chatter like a jay (from geai, jai jay jay2) Old French gaioler to lure into a cage (from gaiole, jaiole cage jail)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cajoler.

    From Wiktionary

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