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wheedle

verb [I, T + adv/prep] uk   us   /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.
wheedling
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
I knew by your wheedling tone that you wanted something from me.
Translations of “wheedle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 哄騙, 用花言巧語說服, 誆騙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哄骗, 用花言巧语说服, 诓骗…
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