wheedle

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wheedle \Whee"dle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Wheedled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wheedling}.] [Cf. G. wedeln to wag with the tail, as a dog, wedel a fan, tail, brush, OHG. wadal; akin to G. wehen to blow, and E. wind, noun]

1. To entice by soft words; to cajole; to flatter; to coax.

The unlucky art of wheedling fools. --Dryden.

And wheedle a world that loves him not. --Tennyson.

2. To grain, or get away, by flattery.

A deed of settlement of the best part of her estate, which I wheedled out of her. --Congreve.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wheedle \Whee"dle\, verb (used without an object) To flatter; to coax; to cajole.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wheedle

verb

1: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along" [syn: {wheedle}, {cajole}, {palaver}, {blarney}, {coax}, {sweet- talk}, {inveigle}]

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