HyperDic: wheedle

English > 1 sense of the word wheedle:
VERBcommunicationwheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigleinfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
English > wheedle: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningInfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThey wheedle him into writing the letter
Synonymscajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle
Narrowerbrowbeat, bully, swaggerdiscourage or frighten with threats / threats or a domineering manner
soft-soappersuade someone through flattery
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishcamelar, convencer, engatusar
Nounswheedlersomeone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing
wheedlingthe act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

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