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

Jerry Brown’s Budget Disaster Joe Mathews June 18, 2011
American Psychos Jessi Klein February 5, 2009
Back Home, Service Dogs Sleep in Beds—and Sniff the Sofa for Mines Sandra McElwaine September 22, 2012
The Naked and Famous, New Zealand’s Synthpop Quintet, Is Here to Make You Happy Melissa Leon October 31, 2013
Jamie Dimon to Shareholders: Suck It Daniel Gross May 20, 2013

Historical Examples

Being Well-Born Michael F. Guyer
Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Mrs. Thomson
John Splendid Neil Munro
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Stories By English Authors: London Various

to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax


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