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English definition of “jolly”

jolly

verb [T + adv/prep]     /ˈdʒɒl.i/ US  /ˈdʒɑː.li/ informal
to encourage someone to do something by putting that person in a good mood and persuading them gently: I'll try to jolly my parents into letting me borrow the car this weekend. She didn't really want to go to the party, so we had to jolly her along a bit.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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