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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) out of (something)

1. To persuade or entice someone not to do something. Good luck cajoling a teenager out of sleeping till noon!
2. To persuade or entice someone 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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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.
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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.
They have cajoled, threatened and pleaded with motorists - the speed limits are there to be observed.
I reasoned, cajoled, hectored, pleaded, but despite my best efforts to persuade her that too much is at stake for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people in the 2000 election for her to sit it out, I am not sure I convinced her that she matters.
Auctioneer Lord Archer skilfully cajoled executives to go against each other.
While he details how local Communists and Socialists were victims of repression and how members of the middle class were cajoled or coerced into conformity, Struve suggests these measures owed more to central direction than local initiative.
Specifically, during its acquisitions of several companies during the Class Period, Broadcom cajoled these companies to obtain customer commitments to buy products in exchange for warrants.
He had intended to quit rugby until Currie coach Graham Hogg cajoled him into changing his mind.
Here, in the Doncaster Cup, Quinn kidded, cajoled and humoured Millenary until he had him running as sweet as a nut, and then had the balls to wait, and wait, and wait a bit more before producing him nail-bitingly late.
Schwarzenegger at once cajoled and threatened lawmakers in order to get his way - taking pictures with them and smoking cigars under his courtyard tent, even while threatening to unseat those who stood in his way or circumvent the Legislature completely through the ballot box.
While they leapt and dragged and boomeranged at each other, Matteson and Gonzales explained, cajoled, and counted under their breath.
Coyne cajoled the audience into voice via a nun puppet, played a keyboard that produced animal noises and was having so much fun he couldn't stop laughing during their seminal hit, She Don't Use Jelly.
50 Southwell)Returned from the wilderness under a fine ride from Simon Whitworth at Lingfield eight days ago and Mick Ryan's old stager could be cajoled to repeat the act.
Governors from George Deukmejian in the 1980s and Pete Wilson and Gray Davis in the '90s to Arnold Schwarzenegger have begged, cajoled, sued and threatened the federal government while trying to get some kind of reimbursement for federal border failures, since about one-third of illegal immigrants end up in California.
The highlight came during Oh My God where even non-fans passing by the stage were cajoled into singing the catchy chorus
When Terrell Owens begged and cajoled his way to the Eagles in an offseason trade, it was to add some much-needed explosiveness to an offense that limped through three consecutive NFC title-game losses.