Cajole

  • 1 Cajole — Ca*jole , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cajoled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cajoling}.] [F. cajoler, orig., to chatter like a bird in a cage, to sing; hence, to amuse with idle talk, to flatter, from the source of OF. goale, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, dim. of cage a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 cajolé — cajolé, ée (ka jo lé, lée) part. passé. Un enfant cajolé par sa bonne. Cette jeune fille cajolée par les garçons du village …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 cajole — (v.) 1640s, from Fr. cajoler to cajole, wheedle, coax, perhaps a blend of M.Fr. cageoler to chatter like a jay (16c., from gajole, southern dim. of geai jay ), and O.Fr. gaioler to cage, entice into a cage (see JAIL (Cf. jail)). Related: Cajoled; …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 cajole — I verb allure, bait, coax, entice, importune, lure, ply, pressure, push, tease, tempt, urge II index coax, entice, importune, influence, inveigle, lure …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 cajole — [v] attempt to coax; flatter apple polish*, argue into, banter, beguile, blandish, bootlick*, brownnose*, build up, butter up*, con, crowd, deceive, decoy, delude, dupe, entice, entrap, get around, get next to*, hand a line*, induce, influence,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 cajolé — Cajolé, [cajol]ée. part. pass …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 cajole — ► VERB ▪ persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery. DERIVATIVES cajolery noun. ORIGIN French cajoler …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 cajole — [kə jōl′] vt., vi. cajoled, cajoling [Fr cajoler, orig. to chatter like a jay in a cage; ? blend of OFr cage (see CAGE) + jaole, JAIL] to coax with flattery and insincere talk; wheedle SYN. COAX cajolery n. cajolement cajoler n. cajolingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 cajole — v. 1)(d; tr.) (with an inanimate object) to cajole from, out of (she cajoled some money from him) 2) (d; tr.) to cajole into (he cajoled me into signing over the property) 3) (d; tr.) (with an animate object) to cajole out of (they cajoled him… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 cajole — transitive verb (cajoled; cajoling) Etymology: French cajoler Date: 1630 1. a. to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance ; coax < had to cajole …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 cajole — ca|jole [kəˈdʒəul US ˈdʒoul] v [I and T] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: cajoler to make noises like a bird in a cage, cajole , from Old North French gaiole birdcage , from Latin cavea; CAGE1] to gradually persuade someone to do something by… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 cajole — UK [kəˈdʒəʊl] / US [kəˈdʒoʊl] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms cajole : present tense I/you/we/they cajole he/she/it cajoles present participle cajoling past tense cajoled past participle cajoled to persuade someone to do something by… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 cajole — cajolement, n. cajoler, n. cajolingly, adv. /keuh johl /, v.t., v.i., cajoled, cajoling. to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax. [1635 45; < F cajoler to cajole or chatter like a jaybird, appar. deriv. of *cajole birdcage ( < LL… …

    Universalium

  • 14 cajole — verb (I, T) to gradually persuade someone to do something by being nice, etc: cajole sb into doing sth: Can t you cajole her into coming? …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 cajole — verb To encourage or persuade by effort; to coax. She tried to cajole the toddler into the bathtub …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 cajole — ca|jole [ kə dʒoul ] verb intransitive or transitive to persuade someone to do something by encouraging them gently or being nice to them: I had hoped to cajole them into helping us …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 cajole — [[t]kəʤo͟ʊl[/t]] cajoles, cajoling, cajoled VERB If you cajole someone into doing something, you get them to do it after persuading them for some time. [V n into ing] It was he who had cajoled Garland into doing the film... [V n to inf] He… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 cajole — ca•jole [[t]kəˈdʒoʊl[/t]] v. t. v. i. joled, jol•ing to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax • Etymology: 1635–45; < F cajoler to chatter, cajole ca•jole′ment, n. ca•jol′er, n. ca•jol′er•y, n. ca•jol′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 cajole — /kəˈdʒoʊl / (say kuh johl) verb (t) (cajoled, cajoling) to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax: *He expected an attempt to cajole or bully him into withdrawing the report. –frank hardy, 1950. {French cajoler, ? blend of caresser… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 cajole — Synonyms and related words: adulate, advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook, bamboozle, beguile, beset, besiege, beslobber, beslubber, betray, blandish, bluff, bug, butter up, buttonhole, call on, call upon, cheat on, circumvent,… …

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