wheedle
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈʍiː.dəl/ (without the wine-whine merger)
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈwiː.dəl/ (with the wine-whine merger)
Verb

wheedle (wheedles, present participle wheedling; past and past participle wheedled)

  1. (ambitransitive) To cajole or attempt to persuade by flattery.
    I'd like one of those, too, if you can wheedle him into telling you where he got it.
  2. (transitive) To obtain by flattery, guile, or trickery.
    • A deed of settlement of the best part of her estate, which I wheedled out of her.
Translations Translations
  • German: abschwatzen, abschmeicheln, abbetteln, abheucheln, erschmeicheln, abschwätzen, aus dem Kreuz leiern, aus den Rippen leiern
  • Italian: ottenere con lusinghe
  • Russian: выма́нивать лесть
Noun

wheedle (plural wheedles)

  1. (archaic) A coaxing person.



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