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ca·jole  (k-jl)
tr.v. ca·joled, ca·jol·ing, ca·joles
1. To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language.
2. To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language: The athlete cajoled a signing bonus out of the team's owner.

[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·joler n.
ca·joler·y (-jl-r) n.
ca·joling·ly adv.

Cajolery of taverners—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.cajolery - flattery intended to persuade
flattery - excessive or insincere praise
cajolery [kəˈdʒəʊlərɪ] Nzalamerías fpl
nÜberredung f, → Beschwatzen nt (inf)
cajolery [kəˈdʒəʊlərɪ] n (see vb) → opera di convincimento, lusinghe fpl

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And they enslaved you over again - but not frankly, as the true, noble men would do with weight of their own right arms, but secretly, by spidery machinations and by wheedling and cajolery and lies.
Dunstan felt as if there must be a little frightening added to the cajolery, for his own arithmetical convictions were not clear enough to afford him any forcible demonstration as to the advantages of interest; and as for security, he regarded it vaguely as a means of cheating a man by making him believe that he would be paid.
It came to him curiously that it was his destiny ever to stand on this high place, looking down on unending hordes of black trouble that required control, bullying, and cajolery.
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