cajolery

cajolery

[kuh-joh-luh-ree]
noun, plural cajoleries.
persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing.

Origin:
1640–50; < French cajolerie. See cajole, -ery

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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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cajolery
1640s, from Fr. cajolerie "persuasion by flattery" (16c.), from cajoler (see cajole).
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