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 for cajole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cajole \Ca*jole"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cajoled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Cajoling.] [F. cajoler, orig., to chatter like a bird in
     a cage, to sing; hence, to amuse with idle talk, to flatter,
     from the source of OF. goale, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, dim. of
     cage a cage. See Cage, Jail.]
     To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.
     [1913 Webster]
           I am not about to cajole or flatter you into a
           reception of my views.                   --F. W.
     Syn: To flatter; wheedle; delude; coax; entrap.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "cajole":
     adulate, advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook,
     bamboozle, beguile, beset, besiege, beslobber, beslubber, betray,
     blandish, bluff, bug, butter up, buttonhole, call on, call upon,
     cheat on, circumvent, coax, compliment, conceit, conjure, deceive,
     decoy, delude, diddle, double-cross, draw, draw in, draw on, dun,
     dupe, ensnare, entice, exert pressure, exhort, fawn upon, flatter,
     flirt, flirt with, forestall, gammon, get around, give the come-on,
     gull, high-pressure, hoax, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug,
     importune, insist, insist upon, inveigle, jawbone, juggle, lead on,
     let down, lobby, lure, make fair weather, mock, nag, nag at,
     offer bait to, oil the tongue, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart,
     outwit, overreach, palaver, persuade, pester, pigeon, plague,
     play one false, plead with, ply, praise, press, pressure, push,
     put something over, recommend, rope in, seduce, slobber over, snow,
     soft-soap, string along, stroke, suck in, sweet-talk, take in,
     tease, trick, two-time, urge, wheedle, woo, work on

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (Chris And John's Own LanguagE) A dataflow
     language developed by Chris Hankin  and John
     Sharp at Westfield College.
     ["The Data Flow Programming Language CAJOLE: An Informal
     Introduction", C.L. Hankin et al, SIGPLAN Notices 16(7):35-44
     (Jul 1981)].

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