What does wheedle mean?

wheedle meaning in General Dictionary

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or complementing

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  • To flatter to coax to cajole
  • To entice by smooth terms; to cajole; to flatter; to coax.
  • To grain, or break free, by flattery.
  • To flatter; to coax; to cajole.

wheedle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to affect by flattery," 1660s, of uncertain origin, perhaps associated with Old English w


wheedle meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To entice by smooth terms; to cajole; to flatter; to coax.

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  • (v. t.) To whole grain, or break free, by flattery.
  • (v. i.) To flatter; to coax; to cajole.