Cajole



to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
Contemporary Examples

The Margaret Thatcher I Knew Jamie Dettmer April 8, 2013
Libya Protests: Watch Out, Barack Obama Leslie H. Gelb February 21, 2011
How Lyndon Would Have Passed Health-Care Reform Tom Johnson August 21, 2009
The Speech of His Life—Again Eric Alterman September 7, 2009
Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga’s Fan Armies Rally on Twitter Tricia Romano January 29, 2013

Historical Examples

The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. Tobias Smollett
The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola
The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett

verb
to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
v.
language
(Chris And John’s Own LanguagE) A dataflow language developed by Chris Hankin and John Sharp at Westfield College.
[“The Data Flow Programming Language CAJOLE: An Informal Introduction”, C.L. Hankin et al, SIGPLAN Notices 16(7):35-44 (Jul 1981)].
(1994-11-08)

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