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[mass noun] Coaxing or flattery intended to persuade someone to do something.‘she uses cajolery, deception, and manipulation to get what she wants’
persuasion, wheedling, coaxing, inveiglementblandishments, blarney, beguilement, flattery, honeyed words, flatteringsweet talk, sweet-talking, soft soap, soft-soaping, arm-twistingflannelguyverglozing, lip salve, cajolement, suasionView synonyms
- ‘Instead, she uses cajolery, deception, and sexual manipulation to trick him out of consummating the marriage.’
- ‘We then went through an intensive process of negotiation, cajolery, threats, and mathematical calculations to put together a deal that everyone could support.’
- ‘The merits of his cajoleries won't be discussed here, because they lack merit.’
- ‘Never had I read more flattering, in-your-face cajolery.’
- ‘It would be the ultimate weapon in journalistic cajolery.’
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