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Definition of "cajole" [ca•jole]

  • To urge with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery; wheedle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cajole" in a sentence
  • "Why are our trained warriors risking their lives to "cajole" a vindictive Shia government to help poor Sunni squatters?"
  • "And then kind of cajole and push and say why certain things should work and certain things wouldn't work."
  • "Austin's comment reflects the fact that software companies like IBM and Microsoft usually "cajole" their customers into buying more licences than they need - hence the difference between software sold versus software used."