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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 ?
At such times the minister petted and cajoled des Lupeaulx.
If I had not cajoled those three deputies they might have wanted La Billardiere's place themselves; whereas, now that I have invited them here, they will be ashamed to do so and will become our supporters instead of rivals.
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.
There were times when I beat and kicked him madly, times when I cajoled and persuaded him, and once I tried to bribe him with the last bottle of burgundy, for there was a rain-water pump from which I could get water.
Mind that, I say; everybody would not have cajoled this out of her, mind that.
He has bullied, cajoled, threatened, coaxed, done all that a man could do.
Certain stray locks of decidedly curly hair, too, had escaped here and there, and had to be coaxed and cajoled into their place again; and then the new comer, who might have been five-and-twenty, turned from the small looking-glass, before which she had been making these arrangements, and looked well pleased,--as most people who looked at her might have been,--for she was decidedly a wholesome, whole-hearted, chirruping little woman, as ever gladdened man's heart withal.
Raoul, following his friend, cajoled the women who admired his beauty, pushed back the men who felt the rigidity of his muscles, and both opened, thanks to these maneuvers, the compact and muddy tide of the populace.
We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire; and poor old Featherstone, who laughed much at the way in which others cajoled themselves, did not escape the fellowship of illusion.
Taglat nursed his secret purpose to better advantage than might have been expected of an ape, yet there were times when he, too, would have abandoned the adventure had not Tarzan cajoled him on.
If Menelaus when he got back from Troy had found Aegisthus still alive in his house, there would have been no barrow heaped up for him, not even when he was dead, but he would have been thrown outside the city to dogs and vultures, and not a woman would have mourned him, for he had done a deed of great wickedness; but we were over there, fighting hard at Troy, and Aegisthus, who was taking his ease quietly in the heart of Argos, cajoled Agamemnon's wife Clytemnestra with incessant flattery.