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English Dictionary: cajoling by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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[93]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.
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