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Cajole in a Sentence

Examples of cajole in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of cajole, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

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EXAMPLES - Cajole in a Sentence

  1. "He was exactly, though, the sort you can cajole." (source)
  2. They were going to attempt to summon-or rather, cajole-a Unicorn. (source)
  3. You cannot persuade, cajole, flatter or bribe this unknown editor. (source)
  4. Bully me, cajole me, love meThis year, the audience were the stars. (source)
  5. They just cajole our sons and brothers to go to war and murder others (source)
  6. It's not as if our teacher had to cajole us into cooperation every day. (source)
  7. "We're supposed to cajole people to give more passing grades," Massel said. (source)
  8. And it will take strong inducements to cajole creditors into accepting an exchange. (source)
  9. She spends hours trying to cajole the mentally ill to visit a nearby psychiatric clinic. (source)
  10. And then kind of cajole and push and say why certain things should work and certain things wouldn't work. (source)
  11. What Sinclair didn't know was that O'Connor had a hidden agenda: to flatter, cajole, or bully him out of the race. (source)
  12. Probably whoever was in refuge there, well aside from the path, had rushed to soothe and cajole his beast into silence. (source)
  13. "cajole" companies, power ultimately lay with consumers, who should reject products which failed to meet the guidelines. (source)
  14. It is much easier to bully and cajole other claimants to the sea's many atolls, waterways and natural resources individually. (source)
  15. The best satire is always grounded in optimism: faith in the writer's power to gibe and cajole a dormant conscience to reform. (source)
  16. The Fed has had to cajole investors to participate in the program, which it announced in November, and has made several changes. (source)
  17. (Curators complain about how much work it is to cajole objects out of collectors 'hands instead of just buying the darned things.) (source)
  18. You'll suck no marrow from that bone with the three of us, not even if you somehow managed to cajole ten more into accompanying you. (source)
  19. Democrats beg, cajole, plead and, even with this huge electoral majority, cower in the corner chanting the mantra "please don't hurt me." (source)
  20. Brendan dutifully padded along behind to cajole her back outside to practice, so she could make a real try at saving herself the next day. (source)
  21. She has come over to the NATO headquarters to try to cajole the other 27 members of the NATO alliance into providing more troops for Afghanistan. (source)
  22. The twin moves reflects the Obama administration's difficulty in finding the right degree of pressure to cajole Beijing to change economic policies. (source)
  23. The FDA should have the authority to order recalls of tainted food, and not have to wheedle and cajole to get a company to retrieve a contaminated product. (source)
  24. They are constrained by the separation of powers and forced to ride the tiger of public opinion; they must persuade, cajole, and arm-twist to get their way. (source)
  25. Unless the president is able to cajole some of the more pissed off activists on the left, they'll entrench and will become equally as immovable as the wingnut right. (source)
  26. Mr. Rattner's approach has been one of blunt force and big dollars, using the power of the Treasury and the president's bully pulpit to cajole bondholders and unions. (source)
  27. Ironically, it has been Netanyahu who has consistently tried to cajole Livni into joining his government - enlisting some of her American friends at times to urge her to reconsider. (source)
  28. Scotland on Sunday understands that Hazel Blears, who resigned from the Cabinet on Wednesday, attempted to "cajole" several other ministers to quit on Thursday in a bid to force Brown out. (source)
  29. "Convince, cajole, aggressively push China to drive domestic consumption, and have India, Brazil and a few other countries, maybe including Japan, push infrastructure spending much higher." (source)
  30. Trade policies, including possible sanctions, would be necessary to cajole competing companies to exit a lucrative market to ensure the free trade of information -- and support of human rights. (source)
  31. The sources, who represent creditors to Chrysler, say they were taken aback by the hardball tactics that the Obama administration employed to cajole them into acquiescing to plans to restructure Chrysler. (source)
  32. But frack that, what really matters is that you've got Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy and Helen Mirren as the Countess, and the opportunity to watch them seduce, cajole, clash, and otherwise play off each other. (source)
  33. But frack that, what really matters is that you've got Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy and Helen Mirren as the Countess, and the opportunity to watch them seduce, cajole, clash, and otherwise play off each other. (source)
  34. Austin's comment reflects the fact that software companies like IBM and Microsoft usually "cajole" their customers into buying more licences than they need - hence the difference between software sold versus software used. (source)
  35. Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is pragmatic in using his cache to cajole the parties to the negotiating table, yet is unwilling to align himself too closely with the United States or to expend too much political capital on the peace process. (source)
  36. They openly encouraged their supporters, particularly big money donors, to pester and cajole superdelegates on Clinton's behalf, unconcerned that heavy-handed lobbying might turn off the very superdelegates they were trying to influence. (source)
  37. That was fine during the school year, when he could cajole his mom into bringing him toast and tea and could lie in his pajamas and watch cartoons and TV shows from morning to afternoon, but when it was summer and he had plans for the day ... (source)
  38. Would be good to cajole or shame the government into releasing details of all the contracts, onerous get out clauses, and other committments so that George and the other opposition parties could put real figures together on what projects they could cut, as well as the quangoes etc (source)
  39. She would cajole, hector, reason, beg and bargain until Dan would will himself upright and slouch off to his high school, a public school for the overachieving sons and daughters of privilege in an upscale suburban neighborhood, a fine school that was strangling the life out of him. (source)
  40. In the latter parts of On Liberty Mill also suggests that distasteful persons can be held in contempt, that we can avoid such persons (as long as we do not parade it), that we can warn others against the persons, and that we can persuade, cajole and remonstrate with those we deem offensive. (source)
  41. He thought pragmatically that since he had arranged the dinner meeting with the unsatisfactory conglomerate to take place at a restaurant lower down the river from Oxford, and since he had no job to hurry back to, he would extend his water journey in time and distance, and rest-cure his bruised expectations while mentally rehearsing how to cajole juice from conglomerate flint. (source)
  42. They knew they were going to have to dispossess the redskins, but being good Christian humbugs they kept trying to bully and cajole them into accepting the theft gracefully-which ain't quite the best position from which to make treaties with unreliable savages who are accustomed to rob rather than be robbed, and who don't understand what government and responsibility and authority mean, anyway. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "cajole" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 50 synonyms for cajole.

apple polish, argue into, banter, beguile, blandish, bootlick, brownnose, build up, butter up, con, crowd, deceive, decoy, delude, dupe, entice, entrap, get around, get next to, hand a line, induce, influence, inveigle, jolly, lay it on thick, lure, make up to, maneuver, massage, mislead, oil, play up to, push, rub the right way, seduce, snow, soap, soft-soap, soften, spread it on, stroke, suck up to, sweet-talk, sweeten up, tantalize, tempt, urge, wheedle, work on, work over


We have 9 antonyms for cajole.

bully, discourage, disenchant, disgust, dissuade, force, repel, repulse, turn off


Pronunciation: (kə-jōlˈ)

Syllabification: ca-jole


View up to 25 definitions of cajole from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-transitive) To urge with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery; wheedle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (verb) To persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, often by flattery; to coax.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (verb-intransitive) To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) To deceive or delude by flattery, specious promises, simulated compliance with another's wishes, and the like; wheedle; coax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (verb) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering