CAJOLED

Verb

cajoled

simple past tense and past participle of cajole

Source: Wiktionary


CAJOLE

Ca*jole", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cajoled; p. pr. & vb. n. Cajoling.] Etym: [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. geôle, dim. of cage a cage. See Cage, Jail.]

Definition: 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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INGENIOUSLY

(adverb) in an ingenious manner; “a Hampshire farmer had fowls of different breeds, including Dorkings, and he discriminated ingeniously between the ‘dark ones’ and the ‘white ones’”


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