wheedle


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Synonyms for wheedle

Synonyms for wheedle

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

Synonyms for wheedle

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

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All those who disguise their true identities to callously wheedle their way into your home are dangerous and despicable.
Just don't try to wheedle them out of Mom anymore, and don't kid yourself: She always saw right through that trick.
But I might just have a sneaky wee plan to wheedle my way back into the good books by suggsting a Festival bet that has NEVER succeeded.
If we want the information, we'll have to wheedle it out of them.
We would have had more chance of truth coming out of Josef Stalin's Kremlin than we will ever wheedle out of the Labour Government on this issue.
Hatcher was hesitant to confirm the transfer, but you know how we can wheedle.
Darrell Royal: A head coach has to be guided by one thing: to chug, claw, wheedle, and coax that fanatical effort our of his players - make them play every game as if they were planting the flag on Iwo Jima.
Instead he has tried to wheedle his way out of it, which, perhaps, highlights exactly what's wrong with politics and politicians.
The Big Six power companies will no longer be able to wheedle out of their obligations to the communities they serve.
Furious Charlie, angry at all the negative publicity, lashes out at Cass, accusing him of trying to wheedle his way into his friendship with Bela.
Given enough runs, the bowlers, whoever they are, have opportunities and time to experiment and wheedle out the opposition.
Strong rumour has it that Paul Nicholls was pencilled in for the role but managed skilfully to wheedle his way out of it to pave the way for Chapman's long-overdue public humiliation.
Good on Threshers for honouring the vouchers when many a miserly company would have tried to wheedle out of it.
Andy spends his days leaning awkwardly into shots to ensure he gets in the movie and vainly attempting to wheedle speaking parts.
She catches up with Elton John in a record show, Michael Parkinson in his office, Roger Moore at a showbiz party and Ruby Wax at home and tries to wheedle out their secrets.