Cajoling

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Cajoling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cajole \Ca*jole"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cajoled; p. pr. & vb. n. Cajoling.] [F. cajoler, orig., to chatter like a bird in a cage, to sing; hence, to amuse with idle talk, to flatter, from the source of OF. goale, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, dim. of cage a cage. See Cage, Jail.] To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle. I am not about to cajole or flatter you into a reception of my views. --F. W. Robertson. Syn: To flatter; wheedle; delude; coax; entrap.
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    • Days of cajoling, dozens of phone calls in run-up to Gaza truce test Kerry's stamina
      Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. Read more on this news related to 'Cajoling'
    • In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy
      After years of cajoling their users into sharing every thought, emotion and selfie, online firms are seeing that providing more private online spaces might also be profitable. Read more on this news related to 'Cajoling'
    • How to hide games in your Steam library
      It's happened. It's finally happened. After years of pleas, begging, and cajoling from PC gamers, Valve has at long last added the ability to hide games in your Steam library in a recent update. Not that the newfangled feature is easy to find—you'll have to dig deep into submenus in order to cast your unwanted titles into the corner. Why would you ev Read more on this news related to 'Cajoling'

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