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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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    • Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 'selfie phone' again
      After being teased last month, Microsoft is cajoling its new Lumia phone again today by posting what appears to be a picture of a selfie, further corroborating reports that Microsoft is launching a "... 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'
    • Kerry presses Afghan election rivals to end impasse
      US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday (Aug 8) sought to push Afghanistan's election crisis towards a rapid resolution, cajoling rival presidential candidates to end their perilous stand-off as NATO troops withdraw. Read more on this news related to 'Cajoling'

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