Wheedle definitions

wēd'l, hwēd'l
Wheedle is defined as to get something through flattery.

An example of to wheedle is for a person to get money from a boyfriend by telling him how handsome and loving he is.

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To obtain through the use of flattery or guile.

A swindler who wheedled my life savings out of me.

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To persuade or attempt to persuade by flattery or guile; cajole.
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To use flattery or cajolery to achieve one's ends.
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To influence or persuade (a person) by flattery, soothing words, coaxing, etc.
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To get (something) by coaxing or flattery.
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I'd like one of those, too, if you can wheedle him into telling you where he got it.

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Origin of wheedle

Origin uncertain. Possibly from Old English waedlian (“to beg"). Another possible source is German wedeln, to wag, from Old High German wedil, wadil, tail.