- 1to persuade someone to give you something or do something by saying nice things that you do not mean synonym coax
- 2 wheedle something (out of somebody) The kids can always wheedle money out of their father. wheedle somebody into doing something She wheedled me into lending her my new coat. + speech “Come on, Em,” he wheedled.
NAmE//ˈwidl//(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wheedle
he / she / it wheedles
past simple wheedled
-ing form wheedling