Definition of cajolement in US English:

cajolement

noun

  • See cajole

    • ‘It takes a certain degree of cajolement and leadership to help us all head in the right direction.’
    • ‘You just have to hope that I have not been unduly influenced by any lunches, gifts or cajolements along the way.’
    • ‘These groups would then canvass for votes for their preferred town, with events and banners and posters and any other means of cajolement they could think of.’
    • ‘I do not pretend to know what combination of threats and cajolements they offered, but they obviously succeeded.’
    • ‘For example, it is increasingly clear in the book that torture does not produce reliable intelligence, quite the contrary, but that traditional methods of cajolement and induced familiarity do.’

Pronunciation

cajolement

/kəˈdʒoʊlmənt//kəˈjōlmənt/