Meaning of “wheedle” in the English Dictionary

"wheedle" in English

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wheedleverb [ I, T + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈwiː.dəl/ us /ˈwiː.dəl/ disapproving
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)

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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)