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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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Diplomatic cajoling and polite debate are important to the process, but they rarely work alone to push big institutions, whether governmental, corporate, academic or spiritual, to get the lead out--at least not without a lot of noisy clamoring outside the gates.
GRAHAM LEE deserved all the plaudits after cajoling The Manse Brae to success in the novice hurdle, taking the popular northern jockey to the 58-winner mark this term, comfortably clear of his previous best of 28.
And its most important contribution has been on the oil side, cajoling OPEC into accepting lower prices immediately after September 11th.
Hours are spent on the phone for fund-raising -- cajoling friends, obtaining new lists, making sure everything is on schedule.
he shouted at the start: Hardly the sort of cajoling needed for a discerning Welsh rugby crowd.
resolve--he learned that 61 babies were born in Northern Ireland on that same day and vowed that, for them, he would keep going, keep talking, keep pushing and prodding and nagging and cajoling until the job was done.
With Washington alternately threatening and cajoling, many of the nations of Latin America over the past decade have made large strides in reforming their economies and political institutions.
Logline: Kyra Sedgwick stars as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson, an acerbic, unkempt, junk-food-munching Atlantan who riles virtually the entire LAPD by heading up the Priority Murder Squad with her brusque sense of authority, her by-the-book attitude and her casual brilliance at cajoling confessions from suspects.
cajoling, Bergling never attempts to direct readers' thinking or offer firm conclusions about age and ageism.
Hours were spent on the phone for fund-raising -- cajoling friends, obtaining new lists, making sure everything is on schedule.
But Palmer still leads the way after cajoling Sasa Curcic (pictured) into boogying to his Yugoslav teeny- pop collection at his Bolton home.