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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To persuade with deliberate flattery especially in the face of reasonable objection or reluctance.

Usage examples (35)
  • Defence at HIV trial suggests police 'cajoled' witness
  • He claimed that he was "cajoled" into committing the offences of breaking into the SMRT Changi Deport and vandalising two train carriages.
  • Defence lawyer Munyonzwe Hamalengwa suggested police had "cajoled" S. B.'s first cousin R.B. and wife D.B. into changing dates to suit the prosecution.
  • During cross examination, which at times was heated, R.B. rejected defence suggestions he was "cajoled" by police to remember meeting Aziga in 2000 rather than 2001. for more
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