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Definition of wheedle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wheedle
    he / she / it wheedles
    past simple wheedled
    -ing form wheedling
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  1. 1to persuade someone to give you something or do something by saying nice things that you do not mean synonym coax
  2. 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.
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