cajole


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ca·jole

 (kə-jōl′)
v. ca·joled, ca·jol·ing, ca·joles
v.tr.
1. To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language: "He knew how she cajoled him into getting things for her and then would not even let him kiss her" (Theodore Dreiser).
2. To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language: The athlete cajoled a signing bonus out of the team's owner.
v.intr.
To use flattery, pleading, or insincere language in an attempt to persuade someone to do something: "She complained and he cajoled, bribing her with dollar bills for landing ten [figure skating] jumps in a row" (Joan Ryan).

[French cajoler, possibly blend of Old French cageoler, to chatter like a jay (from geai, jai, jay; see jay2) and Old French gaioler, to lure into a cage (from gaiole, jaiole, cage; see jail).]

ca·jol′er n.
ca·jol′er·y (-jō′lə-rē) n.
ca·jol′ing·ly adv.

cajole

(kəˈdʒəʊl)
vb
to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
[C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin]
caˈjolement n
caˈjoler n
caˈjolery n
caˈjolingly adv

ca•jole

(kəˈdʒoʊl)

v.t., v.i. -joled, -jol•ing.
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
[1635–45; < French cajoler to chatter, cajole]
ca•jole′ment, n.
ca•jol′er, n.
ca•jol′er•y, n.
ca•jol′ing•ly, adv.

cajole


Past participle: cajoled
Gerund: cajoling

Imperative
cajole
cajole
Present
I cajole
you cajole
he/she/it cajoles
we cajole
you cajole
they cajole
Preterite
I cajoled
you cajoled
he/she/it cajoled
we cajoled
you cajoled
they cajoled
Present Continuous
I am cajoling
you are cajoling
he/she/it is cajoling
we are cajoling
you are cajoling
they are cajoling
Present Perfect
I have cajoled
you have cajoled
he/she/it has cajoled
we have cajoled
you have cajoled
they have cajoled
Past Continuous
I was cajoling
you were cajoling
he/she/it was cajoling
we were cajoling
you were cajoling
they were cajoling
Past Perfect
I had cajoled
you had cajoled
he/she/it had cajoled
we had cajoled
you had cajoled
they had cajoled
Future
I will cajole
you will cajole
he/she/it will cajole
we will cajole
you will cajole
they will cajole
Future Perfect
I will have cajoled
you will have cajoled
he/she/it will have cajoled
we will have cajoled
you will have cajoled
they will have cajoled
Future Continuous
I will be cajoling
you will be cajoling
he/she/it will be cajoling
we will be cajoling
you will be cajoling
they will be cajoling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cajoling
you have been cajoling
he/she/it has been cajoling
we have been cajoling
you have been cajoling
they have been cajoling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cajoling
you will have been cajoling
he/she/it will have been cajoling
we will have been cajoling
you will have been cajoling
they will have been cajoling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cajoling
you had been cajoling
he/she/it had been cajoling
we had been cajoling
you had been cajoling
they had been cajoling
Conditional
I would cajole
you would cajole
he/she/it would cajole
we would cajole
you would cajole
they would cajole
Past Conditional
I would have cajoled
you would have cajoled
he/she/it would have cajoled
we would have cajoled
you would have cajoled
they would have cajoled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cajole - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
soft-soap - persuade someone through flattery
browbeat, bully, swagger - discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

cajole

verb persuade, tempt, lure, flatter, manoeuvre, seduce, entice, coax, beguile, wheedle, sweet-talk (informal), inveigle It was he who cajoled Garland into making the film.

cajole

verb
To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
Informal: soft-soap, sweet-talk.
Translations
يَتَمَلَّق، يُداهِن
přimětvymámit z někoho něco
lokkeovertale
houkutellasuostutella
ginna meî fagurmælum
meilikaujant prikalbinti
lišķētpieglaimoties

cajole

[kəˈdʒəʊl] VTengatusar, camelar
to cajole sb into doing sthengatusar a algn para que haga algo

cajole

[kəˈdʒəʊl] vtcouvrir de flatteries, couvrir de gentillesses
to cajole sb into doing sth → persuader qn de faire qch
They were cajoled into coming with us → On a fini par les persuader de venir avec nous.

cajole

vtgut zureden (+dat), → beschwatzen (inf); to cajole somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu bringen or jdn beschwatzen (inf), → etw zu tun; to cajole somebody out of doing somethingjdm etw ausreden; he would not be cajoleder ließ sich nicht beschwatzen (inf)

cajole

[kəˈdʒəʊl] vt (coax) → convincere con le buone; (deceitfully) → convincere con lusinghe
to cajole sb into doing sth → convincere qn a fare qc

cajole

(kəˈdʒəul) verb
to coax (someone into doing something), often by flattery. The little girl cajoled her father into buying her a new dress.
References in classic literature ?
A man who will never more be trapped--whom no blandishments will cajole, whom no threats will frighten; who from tonight on will move forward, and not backward, who will study and understand, who will gird on his sword and take his place in the army of his comrades and brothers.
It takes something more than words to cajole them to do our will, to cover us with glory.
Goodfellow had contrived to cajole his host into the promise of a box of Chateaux-Margaux.
One needn't cajole them; one's under no obligation to them.
Lads," he said, ready to cajole or strike as need be, but never quailing for an instant, "I've thought it out.
Just then the minister saw a deputy of the Right Centre enter the room, and he left his wife abruptly to cajole an undecided vote.
The time has arrived when he will be compelled to flatter divers of his slaves, and make many promises to them of freedom and other things, much against his will--he will have to cajole his own servants.
And to cap it all, when Mercedes, with tears in her pretty eyes and a quaver in her throat, could not cajole him into giving the dogs still more, she stole from the fish-sacks and fed them slyly.
It is true, she was looking very charming herself, and Stephen was paying her the utmost attention on this public occasion; jealously buying up the articles he had seen under her fingers in the process of making, and gayly helping her to cajole the male customers into the purchase of the most effeminate futilities.
It was plain, thought the dwarf, that he had come there, on behalf of his friend, to cajole or frighten the old man out of some small fraction of that wealth of which they supposed him to have an abundance.
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