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Synonyms for cajolery

flattery intended to persuade

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Previously the PPP got trapped by the cajolery of Nawaz Sharif for the same of democracy but not this time,' he added.
The law creating Apeco was passed through the cajolery by Angara on fellow senators, some of my senator-friends told me on Tuesday, Feb.
No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical and social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
No amount of cajolery, confectionery-based bribery, or even tearful pleading would ever separate the lucky winner of a shorter piece from their prize.
Their cajolery and enticements, accompanied by increasingly frenetic dancing, aroused the men to join in until all were part of a seething mass of bodies.
When we consider that the Dardanelles was mined, that no permission to enter it had been ratified, and that everything depended on the German powers of cajolery at Constantinople, when we also recall the world wide results that ensued, it is not too much to say that few naval decisions more bold and well-judged were ever taken.
And even with cajolery, flattery, harassment, and nagging, the search ends half the time in failure, either because no one can be found, or because the person who eventually is found never delivers, or worse, turns out to be the wrong writer.
Flattery and cajolery are eternal parts of the diplomatic tool kit (ask Henry Kissinger).
Adler and R David Pittle, 'Cajolery or Command: Are Education
Legend has it that anyone who manages to kiss the Blarney Stone--not an easy task, since it requires you to lie down and hang your head backward over a precipice--will be blessed with the gift of flattery or cajolery.
It will require also large amounts of guile, persistence, deviousness, cajolery, and an appreciation for the sensibilities of the collective electorate--all applied in just the right doses at just the right time.
By introducing readers to corporate giants like automobile maker Knudsen and shipbuilder Kaiser, to name but two, Herman suggests a public spirit induced by Pearl Harbor and the winsome cajolery of FDR led to an opportunity for a generation of captains of industry to set aside profit, politics, and competition to respond to the needs of a government and its military in time of peril.
Smith, long-time Chairman of the House Committee on Rules--and not a civil rights enthusiast--offered his amendment in a spirit of satire and ironic cajolery." Id.
I got the family of the sick man alone, used cajolery, and I mingled with the cajolery some vague threats of Government and Mission getting them (emphasis in original) for sorcery if they would disclose nothing.