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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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As for travel-phobe von Trier, who cajoles, criticizes and plots from his Copenhagen production office, he once again proves himself the most personable sadist on today's international movie scene.
Heydrich, with ruthless, amoral efficiency, eventually cajoles and threatens his colleagues into seeing things his way; Branagh's performance is bright and detached and perfectly bone-chilling.
Veronica calls an emergency meeting at which she cajoles her rivals into kissing each other.
Terrified of the police getting involved, he cajoles, browbeats and fast-talks his friends into driving around trying to cadge money for an illegal body disposal.
She jokes with an employee at a motorcycle dealership as she cajoles him into checking prices.