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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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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.
The ruler is mistaken as he takes comfort in the reports and compliments of cajolers.
Today's politicians come across not as cajolers but as bullies (there's that word again) or as full-fledged idiots.
For that they can resort to a number of lexical or syntactic downgraders, such as hedges, downtoners, cajolers, past and conditional tenses, the use of conditional clauses, etc.
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 most common ones employed with requests are those of (i) hesitators, (ii) cajolers, (iii) appealers, and (iv) attention-getters.
Cajolers were also found in Martinez-Flor and UsoJuan's (2006a, 2006b) studies, although to a lesser extent when compared to the use of hesitators.
The Republic has its part to play - as mediators, supporters and cajolers on the difficult journey.