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cajole (someone) into (something)

To persuade or entice someone into doing something. Good luck cajoling someone into helping you clean your house! With the promise of baked goods, I was able to cajole Kelly into house-sitting for me.
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cajole (someone) out of (something)

1. To persuade or entice someone not to do something. Good luck cajoling a teenager out of sleeping till noon!
2. To persuade or entice someone to abandon or get rid of something. Every time I turn on the TV, some charity or organization is trying to cajole me out of my hard-earned money.
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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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By sheer determination, cajolery and pluck, she enlisted the support of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Texas Christian University.
policy toward Latin America oscillated between displays of coercion and cajolery, or to make the point differently, from an emphasis on intervention to nonintervention and then back again.
29) Ultimately, through a mixture of pressure, mediation, and cajolery, Thaksin forced the Somsak corruption issue to fade away.
The sheer power of his personality and a judicious sprinkling of cajolery gave him uncanny skill in resolving cases that were considered unsettleable and great prowess in conducting trials effectively.
But in our present Western world, we face a literal bombardment of cajolery from all the media, to eat this or that.
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Defying her coach's cajolery to make a living as a professional athlete in the long jump and 200 metres hurdles, Victoria Roberts has chosen a more challenging option by enlisting to racing's endangered species.
Hemingway in the book lives within the dishonesty of his accommodations to Mary, purchased through blandishment, cajolery, pleading, and loosely offered endearments.
30) It also seems that he had run out of patience with Navarre and now was inclined to war, perhaps believing that force might accomplish what cajolery could not.
Traditional Labour machine politics had few rules - except that promises, cajolery, wheedling and wheeling and dealing were the rule.
Proselytism, which was termed a "corruption of witness," included such actions as cajolery, bribery, intimidation, placing an organization's success before Christ's honor, comparing one's strengths with the weaknesses of others, bearing false witness against other churches, and the replacing of love for souls with self-aggrandizing motives.
In order to maximise the opportunity provided by the choice of style, the ads depend on the technique of persuasion, although they occasionally break with it in some outbursts of anger, abuse, cajolery and subtle coercion.
His literary works often stand in contrast to the aridity of historical accounts and the formulaic cajolery of self-censoring poets.