What does the word cajole mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To impose on by flattery; dupe.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Cajolery.

Usage examples for cajole

  1. The arts and threats by which English mothers cajole or frighten children into unwilling obedience appear unknown. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  2. She was splendidly direct in all her dealings, after the manner of people who have never had to make their own way- to cajole or conciliate or dread the consequences of frankness. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  3. " But he has first to go to Berlin, to cajole the King of Prussia to send help to Italy, to the Duke of Savoy," cried one of the company, who seemed best informed on military matters. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green