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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If you know someone who can cajole you into doing 10 more reps, persuade you that you really can run another lap, convince you that a few more crunches will cancel out the cheesecake, then the Daily News wants to hear from you.