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cajoleverb [I or T]

uk   /kəˈdʒəʊl/ us   /kəˈdʒoʊl/
to persuade someone to do something they might not want to do, by pleasant talk and (sometimes false) promises: He really knows how to cajole people into doing what he wants. I managed to cajole her out of leaving too early. The most effective technique is to cajole rather than to threaten.
(Definition of cajole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cajoleverb [T]

us   /kəˈdʒoʊl/
to try to persuade someone to do something by saying things that please the person or make the person feel important: She is constantly cajoling her fellow citizens to adopt modern ideas and methods.
(Definition of cajole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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