cajole


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  • verb

Synonyms for cajole

Synonyms for cajole

to persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery

Synonyms for cajole

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

References in periodicals archive ?
It can nourish, it can prod, it can hector, it can educate, it can cajole, wheedle, expose, embarrass, inform, illuminate, and inspire.
If you've ever tried to cajole a ten-year-old boy or girl into getting in the shower and getting clean, you'll know why we're so excited about this toy.
The goal is to get the six fields in top shape, cajole parents into picking up the volunteer service and bring back the numbers the league enjoyed before martial arts, soccer and a host of other kids' activities began competing with Little League, league President Brad Baughman said.
Moore had to coax, cajole, niggle, push and shove 3-1 favourite Assoon from start to finish, and bets matched on Betfair include pounds 80 at 26.
A man who let his wife weep on TV about the pain of sending their son down the motorway to university, then urged her to phone Labour MPs and cajole them into voting for strangers' sons to be sent to their deaths in the desert.
One woman giggled with embarrassment as he tried to cajole her neighbors into nuzzling her.
It traces the parallel war of the Americans in Vietnam --the war of trying to create, impose, and cajole a different and more democratic ideology there--the war that was finally lost along with the military war.
They need someone who will come forth and guide, support, cajole, encourage and sometimes discipline neighborhood councils,'' said Daniel Wiseman with the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.
The 30-year-old, a free transfer capture from Mansfield Town, has been brought in to cajole and encourage an increasingly youthful team from the centre of the park but he says every single player must be prepared to lead by example.
What began as pushing the buttons of cinema verite, uncovering urban decay using silence and stillness to cajole reflection, takes on pulse and drama the moment it adopts the trappings of fiction.
In between, we see a teenage girl traveling alone who must cajole a male cashier into selling her a bus ticket; a woman fleeing the tiny house where she was born, which can barely contain the murderous wrath of her father and brothers; an obedient wife who lies to her husband for fear he might discover that she served time in prison and divorce her; and a despairing single mother who abandons her child in a vain effort to appease her current lover.
Meanwhile, Sir Bobby Charlton is currently in the Bahamas, trying to cajole CONCACAF members into joining the England bandwagon.
The editorial states, "That is what good leaders do -- coax and cajole people to re-think old issues in new ways.
I could not believe how the jockeys, Pat Eddery and Joe Mercer, were able to cajole a sustained gallop from their mounts throughout the contest and still bring out a glorious `guess who?
The winner of the upcoming mayoral election should work with, push and cajole the Los Angeles Unified School District to replace the area's most dangerous schools with smaller schools to ensure our students are given the best possible learning environment and don't have to worry about being a crime victim on campus.