Meaning of “wheedle” in the English Dictionary

"wheedle" in British English

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wheedleverb [ I, T + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈwiː.dəl/ 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 different approaches - I wheedled, threatened, demanded, cajoled.
wheedling
adjective uk /ˈwiː.dəl.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwiː.dəl.ɪŋ/

I knew by your wheedling tone that you wanted something from me.

(Definition of “wheedle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wheedle" in American English

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wheedleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈhwi·dəl, ˈwi-/

to try to persuade someone to do something or to give you something by using your charm and by repeatedly asking in a way that would make refusal embarrassing:

[ T always + adv/prep ] He wasn’t going to tell me but I wheedled it out of him.

(Definition of “wheedle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)