cajole (someone) into (something)

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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 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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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.