cajole


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cajole someone into something

to coax or persuade someone to do something. They tried to cajole us into helping them move. You can't cajole me into doing that!
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cajole someone out of something

 
1. to coax or persuade someone not to do something. Try and cajole her out of going there. I cajoled her out of leaving so soon.
2. to coax or persuade someone to give up something or give away something. She tried to cajole him out of his inheritance.
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But without a first-team coach But without a first-team coach who can mould players, knit them, who can mould players, knit them, cajole and convince them, none of cajole and convince them, none of the success would have happened.
In between keeping those jump jive rhythms going, George manages to cajole those around him to saddle up for a merry canter back in time.
Dell might cajole GSA into this because they are the largest schedule vendor by 300%.
Unlike performance benchmarks in other areas of the computer industry, ease-of-use is being designed into the specification and testing process to cajole storage vendors into reporting a plethora of results across their product lines.
Second, private interests will always exercise their constitutional rights to threaten - or cajole - their patrons in high places.
Moreover, "the belief that a declining birth rate imperiled national security brought with it an idealization of motherhood and efforts to intimidate or cajole women into devoting their lives to bearing and raising children" (279).
Faced with the 'great immovable' that is the modern-day workforce, managers can too easily fall into the motivational trap of trying to buy, coerce or cajole their employees' motivation.
Far better for local authorities to coax and cajole householders to recycle than get their backs up, leaving smelly and dangerous waste to pile up in streets.
All means must be used to train, cajole, encourage, implore and force by law if necessary, the business community to employ local workers.
Maria Menounos of ``Access Hollywood'' was trying, without much luck, to cajole one of the models into eating a cupcake.
It is one thing to lecture, hector and cajole the overweight into shedding a few pounds for the sake of their health.
And there is a more aggressive form of story-telling that attempts to cajole and persuade, to teach and promote.
For example, we witness multiple interpretations--filmed in every corner of the studio--of the scene from The Miracle Worker in which Anne Sullivan tries to cajole a resistant Helen Keller into feeding herself.
No Marilyn Monroe, no Judith Campbell Exner, no every starlet at Metro that Peter Lawford could cajole into coming out to the beach house.
Jive, the slang noun, adjective, verb, has myriad meanings -- to talk or chat, to cajole or mislead, to play or dance.