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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Jock threw him out of Celtic but after the big man left, Torbett wheedled his way back in'
He went to the English Jesuit College at Valladolid in Spain, where he was described as 'a curse' and soon expelled, then wheedled his way into a Catholic school at St Omer in France, to be quickly expelled once more.
Having wheedled Tom into bringing home from the factory a friend (the handsome but bland Josh Lucas) as a potential date for Laura, Amanda turns the arrival of the gentleman caller into a referendum on her own attractiveness.
The inventor of plastic eyeglass lenses, Graham was intelligent and inventive, but emotionally a cold fish who neglected his own eight children and kept a list of "Great Men" he had met in his life: Unlike other sperm bankers, Graham didn't pay donors; rather, he wined, dined, flattered, wheedled, and cajoled them into wanting to pass on their gifts.
Not many months ago, polleros (people smugglers) in Tapachula, Chiapas, on Mexico's southern border, wheedled $5,000 each from six Guatemalans and two other undocumented workers whom they promised to deposit safely in the United States.
By the time John Coplans took over Artforum magazine in 1971, I had stopped writing, but he wheedled, cajoled, and finally lured me back with the offer to review Lucy Lippard's Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who as owner of the wretched Milwaukee Brewers wheedled more than $600 million from Wisconsin taxpayers to build the two-year-old Miller Park, immediately issued a statement that he was "extremely pleased and excited that the Florida Marlins have been able to transform their success, both on and off the field, to .
As an informal ambassador to France during the Revolutionary War (when Franklin was in his 70s), he wheedled just enough in the way of goods, arms and soldiers from the French to turn the tide against the English - and then shut the French out of the peace negotiations so America would get optimal favorable conditions.
Sensing that change, McCullough wheedled $20,000 donations from property owners in the area.
The way that he wheedled his way into their affection and then absolutely abused their trust in him and corrupted youngsters in the way that he did, any right-minded person has got to consider that to be appalling.
However, another Italian mathematician, Geronimo Cardano (1501-1576), wheedled the cubic equation solution out of Tartaglia and then published it, so that Cardano is often given credit for the discovery.
Once a governor trying to pass tax measures was defied by business lobbyists who wheedled behind the scenes and killed his proposals.