Wheedle

Definition of Wheedle

Whee´dle
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wheedled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wheedling .]
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.
v. i.1.To flatter; to coax; to cajole.

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