cajole

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Synonyms for cajole

Synonyms for cajole

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

Synonyms for cajole

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

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In one of her most outspoken attacks, she said, 'We have had three batches of enormous arm twisting, threatening, bullying and cajoling - on the Iraq vote, Foundation Hospitals, and now this.
As I sat observing the illustrious and spell-binding kathak master Pandit Birju Maharaj, his percussive footwork talking, cajoling, then ringing in thunderous harmony with tabla wizard Zakir Hussein, I thought of a long-ago cultural lesson I received about the divisions between Eastern and Western cultures.
When asked about how this might come about otherwise, Julie Kirkbride explains rather feebly that cajoling will be necessary.
Shouldn't professional educators be competent computer users after a generation of bribing, begging, cajoling, tricking, threatening, inservicing and coercing?
Diplomatic cajoling and polite debate are important to the process, but they rarely work alone to push big institutions, whether governmental, corporate, academic or spiritual, to get the lead out--at least not without a lot of noisy clamoring outside the gates.
And its most important contribution has been on the oil side, cajoling OPEC into accepting lower prices immediately after September 11th.
Hours are spent on the phone for fund-raising -- cajoling friends, obtaining new lists, making sure everything is on schedule.
"Let's back the boys and make some noise!" he shouted at the start: Hardly the sort of cajoling needed for a discerning Welsh rugby crowd.