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cajole (one) into (something)

To persuade or entice one 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 (one) out of (something)

1. To persuade or entice one not to do something. Good luck cajoling a teenager out of sleeping till noon!
2. To persuade or entice one 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: cajole, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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All means must be used to train, cajole, encourage, implore and force by law if necessary, the business community to employ local workers.
Yet, even at 34, he proved at Charlton a fort-night ago that he can still cajole extra effort out of his team-mates and it was his introduction midway through the second half which proved a turning point.
What began as pushing the buttons of cinema verite, uncovering urban decay using silence and stillness to cajole reflection, takes on pulse and drama the moment it adopts the trappings of fiction.
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A decision on behalf of British racing by itself will not make a difference, but the movement to cajole errant racing authorities, notably in the US, has to start somewhere.
To get anything done, the SNP leader will have to cajole, bully and beg for votes from the other parties.
Somewhat on the lines of the Swiss model, this may even cajole her into returning to the breast of those who love her.
The 30-year-old, a free transfer capture from Mansfield Town, has been brought in to cajole and encourage an increasingly youthful team from the centre of the park but he says every single player must be prepared to lead by example.
In between, we see a teenage girl traveling alone who must cajole a male cashier into selling her a bus ticket; a woman fleeing the tiny house where she was born, which can barely contain the murderous wrath of her father and brothers; an obedient wife who lies to her husband for fear he might discover that she served time in prison and divorce her; and a despairing single mother who abandons her child in a vain effort to appease her current lover.
It traces the parallel war of the Americans in Vietnam --the war of trying to create, impose, and cajole a different and more democratic ideology there--the war that was finally lost along with the military war.
A man who let his wife weep on TV about the pain of sending their son down the motorway to university, then urged her to phone Labour MPs and cajole them into voting for strangers' sons to be sent to their deaths in the desert.
Meanwhile, Sir Bobby Charlton is currently in the Bahamas, trying to cajole CONCACAF members into joining the England bandwagon.
Moore had to coax, cajole, niggle, push and shove 3-1 favourite Assoon from start to finish, and bets matched on Betfair include pounds 80 at 26.0 and a further pounds 3,000 at between 15.0 and 10.0.
I could not believe how the jockeys, Pat Eddery and Joe Mercer, were able to cajole a sustained gallop from their mounts throughout the contest and still bring out a glorious `guess who?' finish right up to the winning post.
Morgan somehow defied gravity to stay aboard Big Quick and cajole the gelding home for a three-and-a-half-length verdict from the staying-on Diletia.