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Meaning of CAJOLE

Pronunciation:  ku'jowl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"

CAJOLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blarney, coax, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle
 See Also: browbeat, bully, persuade, soft-soap, swagger, sway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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[^o]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.

Computing Dictionary

(Chris And John's Own LanguagE) A dataflow language developed by Chris Hankin <[email protected]> and John Sharp at westfield college.

["The Data Flow Programming Language CAJOLE: An Informal Introduction", C.L. Hankin et al, SIGPLAN Notices 16(7):35-44 (Jul 1981)].

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