cajoler

cajole

[kuh-johl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), cajoled, cajoling.
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.

Origin:
1635–45; < French cajoler to cajole or chatter like a jaybird, apparently derivative of *cajole birdcage (< Late Latin caveola < Latin cave(a) cage + -ola ole1) + -er infinitive suffix

cajolement, noun
cajoler, noun
cajolingly, adverb
uncajoling, adjective
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cajole (kəˈdʒəʊl)
 
vb
to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax
 
[C17: from French cajoler to coax, of uncertain origin]
 
ca'jolement
 
n
 
ca'joler
 
n
 
ca'jolery
 
n
 
ca'jolingly
 
adv

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cajole
1640s, from Fr. cajoler "to cajole, wheedle, coax," perhaps a blend of M.Fr. cageoler "to chatter like a jay" (16c., from gajole, southern dim. of geai "jay"), and O.Fr. gaioler "to cage, entice into a cage" (see jail).
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