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Synonyms for cajolery

flattery intended to persuade

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It is a plan that, through bullying and cajolery and for want of a more compelling alternative, could actually be realised.
He does make half-hearted attempts to conform to the universal, such as his wheedling cajolery, and his use of the Knock Marriage Bureau, but, as Jamesie notes, the universal also has its day, witness the establishment of Westmeath humiliating him.
Further evidence that this was no co-ordinated, politically driven, anti-government protest came from the three West Midlands councils among the 35, each deciding to reject the Government's cash and cajolery in its distinctive way.
From there, he sorted it all out with a mixture of personal terrorism, cajolery, and adroit manipulation of parliamentary rules.
Moreover,-particularly when there is a preexisting relationship between the defendant and the declarant, the lower courts recognize that the defendant's actions need not be threatening in order to influence the declarant: cajolery can be as powerful a tool.
He clings to the view--rejected even in Communist China--that the government should chart the course for the market and use coercion, cajolery, and tax credits and penalties to force the market to pursue what he and his advisers think best for the U.
As Justice Frankfurter wrote in his 1961 Culombe opinion, the Court had come to understand that the police were adept at coercing confessions through devices "subtler" than "ropes and a rubber hose": police officers regularly extracted confessions by means of "[k]indness, cajolery, entreaty, [and] deception.
We've gone forward in terms of social cajolery and leniency to the point of near-madness.
who did not bother Him with cajolery and adjuration then pleading then threat and had not even bothered to inform Him in advance .
Like Lyndon Johnson, Hartzog had a talent, by joshing cajolery tinged with an overtone of coercion, for getting his own way," former Park Service chief historian Robert Utley wrote in his 2004 book, Custer and Me: A Historian's Memoir.
Our choices would range from war defined as bloody and destructive to cajolery of some kind.
Unethical proselytizing includes promoting one's own faith community in ways that are intellectually dishonest; idealizing one's own community at the expense of another; culpable ignorance of another Christian tradition; misrepresenting their beliefs and practices; "every form of force, coercion, compulsion, mockery or intimidation of a personal, psychological, physical, moral, social, economic, religious or political nature"; cajolery or manipulation, including exaggeration of biblical promises; abuse of the mass media; and unwarranted judgments or acts that raise suspicions about the sincerity of others.