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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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Furthermore, cajolers speculate on the social rule that leaders 'feed' (Schatzberg 2001) their children or 'petits' ('small ones': that is, the flatterers) by giving money or commodities.
Instances of all the modification types were found in our data, with the sole exception of cajolers. Group 3 produced more modifiers in 8 out of the 15 categories of request modifiers provided by Alcon et al.'s (2005) taxonomy, thus showing some superiority in the range of mitigation used.
The ruler is mistaken as he takes comfort in the reports and compliments of cajolers. Overconfidence implies waiting for the end.
Today's politicians come across not as cajolers but as bullies (there's that word again) or as full-fledged idiots.
On any legislative matter, the bishops or their representatives might testify at congressional hearings, write letters to members of Congress, or act as one of the many behind-the-scenes coaxers and cajolers on Capitol Hill.
The Republic has its part to play - as mediators, supporters and cajolers on the difficult journey.