Cajole
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Cajole [kuh-johl]

VERB

VERB

  • To persuade by flattery or promises.

  • To deceive someone with soothing words or false promises.

  • To persuade someone to do something by flattery.

Example

"I am counting on my friend to cajole her into joining our team."

"He cajoled her into selling her brand new phone at a 50% discount.

Synonyms

Deceive, Delude, Dupe, Entice, Entrap, Seduce, Tantalize, Tempt, Blandish, Urge, Mislead, Jolly, Coax, Wheedle

Antonyms

Discourage, Bully, Force, Dissuade, Bug, Harass, Nag, Demand, Pester, Coerce, Browbeat, Bulldoze, Tease, Bully

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