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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It happened despite a relentless onslaught from "Project Fear" about the economy and our security, despite attempts by foreign leaders to frighten us with their rhetoric, despite attempts from so-called celebrities to cajole us into voting Remain, and despite attempts by big business, banks, media and other "experts".
As we wiped our plate clean, our server tried to cajole us into a dessert, saying, ''No meal is complete without dessert''.
It is a constitutional duty no one can ever cajole us into neglecting or desisting from doing," she added.
Despite years of efforts to cajole us into living healthy lives, the 2012 Welsh Health Survey showed 59% of us are obese or overweight, 23% of us still smoke and 26% of us were guilty of binge-drinking on at least one day in the past week.
Where it matters, on the ground, many of our graduates can't get work or are in menial jobs and even the likes of those sectors which once mopped up the low skilled aren't taking the same numbers on - supermarkets, for example, are now trying to persuade us to scan our own goods while banks cajole us into online banking.
Now when our sons cajole us into letting them stay up on Friday and Saturday nights after the watershed, we're constantly getting caught out, as I've mentioned here before.
Garrett, our master of ceremonies for the lunch, is on one of his regular missions to the UK to remind, coax and cajole us into matching fine food with fine beer by introducing extremes of flavour combinations, textures and aromas.
They did not cajole us into parting with our hard earned cash, instead their purpose was to enlighten and entertain.
What is clear is that smoking is under fire - and those concerned for our well-being are determined to fight, force or cajole us into stopping a practice they say severely damages our health.
New Labour is insistent that we should have a referendum on the euro because it thinks it can persuade, bully or cajole us into saying yes - but is point-blank refusing the same consideration on the Convention because it knows we will all say no.
As we returned from the second round draw approaching 11pm, there he was in front of the stand trying to cajole us into joining his party at a restaurant in the city
Director of wine at the prestigious Pacific Club in Newport Beach and a finalist numerous times in international wine tasting, Chazottes is recognized as having one of the top palates on the West Coast and uses his years of experience to explain, guide and cajole us into agreement.
They would cajole us into joining in and we'd end up having a fine night.
Of course, Sarah Beeney would cajole us into switching flashing coloured for gorgeous glam white.