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wheedle

verb [I, T + adv/prep]     /ˈwiː.dəl/ disapproving
to try to persuade someone to do something or give you something by praising them or being intentionally charming: She's one of those children who can wheedle you into giving her anything she wants. She wasn't invited, but somehow she managed to wheedle her way in. I tried all manner of different approaches - I wheedled, threatened, demanded, cajoled.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act wheedling     /-ɪŋ/ adjective I knew by your wheedling tone that you wanted something from me.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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