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"cajole" in British English

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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)

"cajole" in American English

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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)