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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Things only get worse when he wheedles his boy-loving Latina friend Sonja into joining him as manager of the soccer team.
He wheedles a trip to an amusement park with her and her son.
Nadia turns out to be a nasty piece of work who wheedles herself into the heart of Emma's family life.
When Razieh finally wheedles a 500-toman note from her harried mother to spend 100 on a goldfish with long waving fins, "one that's white as a bride," we realize there's a lot at stake -- a testing of the girl's independence and her initiation into maturity.
Nonetheless, the erl-king wheedles, trying to tempt the boy to come with him.
It wheedles into the memory effortlessly but that's as much down to the novelty vocal sneer and piston-spitting soundtrack as inspiration overload.