Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Cajoling'
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.
Syn: To flatter; wheedle; delude; coax; entrap.