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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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The great man was the motivator, the cajoler, the rallying point and the tactical guider for the other seven forwards, especially when things were going wrong.
In the Queens Treatment Court, you had a very strong coordinated team approach, and what you had was the TASC organization, The Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime, that was coordinating treatment for all of the treatment programs--and there was a wide range of treatment programs--you have a very strong, assertive judge in the Queens who was clearly very motivated, very energetic, very charismatic, who would--you know, when you would go in and watch him, he was sort of a combination of a counselor and a cajoler and a preacher.
He could at turns be a charmer and a cajoler, be robust behind the scenes and as sentimental as the next Scot.
Becks was very much a cajoler, someone who would put his arm around your shoulder.
Des que j'en voyais un, je me precipitais a sa rencontre pour le caresser et le cajoler sans meme songer aux consequences.
Cajoler les sentiments du public Toujours dans la presse americaine, le [beaucoup moins que]Washington Post[beaucoup plus grand que] a souligne que la bataille entre Moussa et Aboul Fotouh tournait principalement sur l'Islam et la politique egyptienne a l'egard d'IsraE1/2l.