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Definition of cajole verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cajole
    he / she / it cajoles
    past simple cajoled
    -ing form cajoling
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  1. 1to make someone do something by talking to them and being very nice to them synonym coax
  2. 2 cajole somebody (into something/into doing something) He cajoled me into agreeing to do the work. cajole something out of somebody I managed to cajole his address out of them. (+ speech) “Please say yes,” she cajoled. Her voice was soft and cajoling.
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