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wheedle

whee·dle

wheedle

 
 
pronunciation:
wi dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wheedled, wheedles, wheedling
definition 1: to try to persuade or influence by coaxing or flattery; cajole.
You can wheedle him all you want, but you won't convince him to buy you a car.
synonyms:
blandish, cajole, coax, inveigle
similar words:
beguile, butter up, charm, induce, lure, soft-soap, sweet-talk, talk
definition 2: to win or obtain by such means.
She wheedled the secret out of him.
synonyms:
coax, inveigle
similar words:
charm, finagle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use guile or flattery to coax something from someone.
synonyms:
cajole, coax
similar words:
blandish, fawn, flatter, sweet-talk
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