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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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Given she is rated only 79, Scott was probably aiming a bit too high there but the outing is more experience under her belt and reverting to handicap level can see Cajoled get her campaign back on track.
According to my colleague, economist Daniel Mitchell, from 1983, when Reagan's 1981 tax cut fully took effect, until the 1990 budget deal, when Congress cajoled George Bush into agreeing to a record-breaking tax increase, tax revenues increased by an average of more than $61 billion per year.
The show will be a fairytale ending for the 13 women who were cajoled into performing a play originally called "Whingeing Women" by Craig Ryder, under the new title "Real Women".
DAVID CAMERON, having wheedled, cajoled and threatened to try to get his way on the vote for Britain to add to the chaos in Syria, is now desperately resorting to name calling.
Christopher Brown, defending, said: "We've all been in the situation once in our lives when we've had to be cajoled into doing something by our parents."
What they have cajoled is what they set out to achieve - a change from three to two-tier education - but how many pupils have been affected by the poor performance and managerial changes within the school (formerly West Sleekburn Middle School) while it was under the council's control?
Andy stroked it, cajoled it outside, then returned to the counter.
Witness Carl Backland, 50, said: "They let her finish the yoga session and then sort of gently cajoled her into coming down."
Her mum and dad and sister were among the first she cajoled into joining up, and have been interviewing potential helpers.
Then there is the wish that choreographers and dancers shouldn't always expect audiences and critics (especially critics) to beat a path to their doorstep simply because they have cajoled someone to give them space and dancers--or even saved up their own lunch money over years for that same purpose.
Wright was superb as he cajoled and coerced these kids into doing something about their weight before it was too late, despite the hurdles and dreary excuses put up by parents who themselves were nothing more than cholesterol on legs.
Stephen Rowan of the Rutland Centre added Irish people were being cajoled by flashy booze ads into drinking more.
Firms should instead be 'cajoled' into voluntarily contributing to an employee scheme, the CBI argued.
A constituency party chooses its candidate and would have every right to ask why it should be cajoled in the interests of some theoretical greater good.
Members of the Students Union at North Warwickshire College, in Hinckley Road, cajoled other students and college staff to pledge a minimum of pounds 1 for Cancer Research to have their cars washed.