Cajole - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈdʒoʊl|  American pronunciation of the word cajole
Brit.  |kəˈdʒəʊl|  British pronunciation of the word cajole


- influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering (syn: blarney, coax, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle)


...cajoled her into doing his laundry for him...

Be nice to your father and see if you can cajole him into lending us the car tonight.

The fellow would cajole the devil.

We do our best to cajole rich countries into helping.

Do you think you can cajole some more money out of your father?

I'm sure the boy is not guilty; how can we cajole your grandfather out of punishing him?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cajole
he/she/it: cajoles
present participle: cajoling
past tense: cajoled
past participle: cajoled
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