cajole cajole  /kə ˈdʒoʊl/


  • (v) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering


  1. She didn't want to be the opener but the captain cajoled her into the openers slot.
  2. The jury was in a deadlock, but after some cajoling from Beth, they agreed that the defendant was guilty.
  3. Neither cajoling nor threat could make Harris give up the his cause for the passive smokers.


  • What to do with a preschooler who won't stay in bed

    Adam Mansbach's new children's book for adults, Go the F**k to Sleep has generated a lot of buzz since coming out in June, resonating powerfully with almost everyone with kids who has read it. It describes the frustration and angst many parents experience while trying to convince, cajole, bribe or threaten their young child to go to bed at an ...        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. "These companies call surviving relatives, often shortly after the death of a loved one, to coax or cajole them into making payments on the deceased relative's credit card," Schumer said in a letter sent to Leibowitz on Wednesday. "To say the...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Charles Schumer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "At best, [Mbeki] has been ineffectual in his efforts to advise, cajole and persuade Robert Mugabe to reverse his unjust and brutal regime," Sentamu wrote. "At worst, Mbeki is complicit in his failing to lead the charge against a neighbor who...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: John Sentamu Source: Episcopal-Life

  3. "We have some time and we'll do whatever we can to : prod, provoke, cajole, encourage - whatever we might - to get the federal government to come to the table," McGuinty said.
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Dalton McGuinty Source:

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