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ca·jole [kuh-johl]
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.

Origin

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

Synonyms

1. wheedle, seduce, entice, tempt

Antonyms

1. disenchant, repulse

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