Instantly there flashes to mind the image of a carpet salesman in the Istanbul bazaar trying to wheedle me into his stall.
Many times he would approach a patient and wheedle his great head under the patient's hand.
I know that I have but to wheedle you and you, too, will yield!
I believe you could wheedle anybody into doing what he shouldn't do.
I'll bet that you may wheedle them round with a compliment or two, just as if they were so many burghers' wives.
I will never leave you lest you should wheedle it from them.
He strove to overcome this fate as a coward would—to kneel to it for compassion—to coax and wheedle it into forgiveness.
And do not think that you can wheedle either of them away from Black Bart.
The infantry sergeant in command of the little party tried to wheedle Case out of his whim, but it was useless.
He was used to them, and hitherto he had been able to wheedle her into resumed motion.
"to influence by flattery," 1660s, perhaps connected with Old English wædlian "to beg" (from wædl "poverty"), or borrowed by English soldiers in the 17c. German wars from German wedeln "wag the tail," hence "fawn, flatter" (cf. adulation).