What does the word wheedle mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To persuade by flattery; coax; deceive.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Wheedler.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Wheedling.

Usage examples for wheedle

  1. Fancy the little chap knowing he can wheedle his mother into anything, and exactly how to go about it! – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. You'll be obliged to have some managing man, who will either cheat you out of your money or wheedle you into marrying him. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  3. " Taradididdle, don't think for to wheedle me with your debts and your honour," said the dame, in a passion. – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton