verb (used with object), verb (used without object), ca·joled, ca·jol·ing.
1. to persuade someone into doing something they are reluctant to do by means of flattery; to coax:
- He cajoled his boss into giving him a day off.
1635-45; < French cajoler to cajole or chatter like a jaybird, apparently derivative of *cajole birdcage (< Late Latin caveola < Latin cave (a) cage + -ola ole1) + -er infinitive suffix
1. wheedle, seduce, entice, tempt
1. disenchant, repulse