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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All those who disguise their true identities to callously wheedle their way into your home are dangerous and despicable.
The creation of an atmosphere of emergency by hinting that Indo-China might be on the verge of "falling" (which is nonsense), the arch refusal to deny that the United States might intervene alone, the "ominous" top-secret intelligence report of Chinese military personnel at Dienbienphu (how easy it is to produce intelligence reports and how impossible to check their accuracy!)--these are typical of the tactics that Dulles is using to shock, scare, wheedle, and cajole the American people into accepting the burdens and sorrows of a new war.
Just don't try to wheedle them out of Mom anymore, and don't kid yourself: She always saw right through that trick.
But I might just have a sneaky wee plan to wheedle my way back into the good books by suggsting a Festival bet that has NEVER succeeded.
If we want the information, we'll have to wheedle it out of them." Not much enforcement clout there, it seems.
Hatcher was hesitant to confirm the transfer, but you know how we can wheedle. He said he didn't buy a suite the first time around and is using the name of an obscure subsidiary this time because he didn't want the hassle of juggling a hoard of clients begging to use it.
Darrell Royal: A head coach has to be guided by one thing: to chug, claw, wheedle, and coax that fanatical effort our of his players - make them play every game as if they were planting the flag on Iwo Jima.
But frankly if they feel they can go behind their mum's back and wheedle cash out of you, they won't have any respect for you in the long run.
Using it to scrape away a sizeable crack he was able to ram in his numbed hand and wheedle out the dagger.
I realise there are some claimants injured in car accidents there but the proposed new sounds like it would wheedle those just "trying it on" for quid.
Evening time, to get his way, He'll wheedle and he'll plead For rich, inviting, fertile soil To plant his royal seed.
The Big Six power companies will no longer be able to wheedle out of their obligations to the communities they serve.
Given enough runs, the bowlers, whoever they are, have opportunities and time to experiment and wheedle out the opposition.
Strong rumour has it that Paul Nicholls was pencilled in for the role but managed skilfully to wheedle his way out of it to pave the way for Chapman's long-overdue public humiliation.
Unbeknownst to readers, an astonishing number of travel articles are based on press junkets and complimentary travel and lodgings; although a few magazines and newspapers refuse all free travel, some of their reporters have been known to wheedle free upgrades and price reductions that might not be offered to their readers.