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synonyms for wheedle

  • cajole
  • finagle
  • banter
  • blandish
  • charm
  • coax
  • con
  • court
  • draw
  • entice
  • flatter
  • inveigle
  • kowtow
  • oil
  • persuade
  • seduce
  • snow
  • soap
  • soft-soap
  • sweet-talk
  • worm
  • butter up
  • lay it on
  • soften up
  • spread it on
  • sweeten up
  • work on
See also synonyms for: wheedles / wheedling
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antonyms for wheedle

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  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dissuade
  • offend
  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
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How to use wheedle in a sentence

Bumper looked in Jimsy's and Wheedle's eyes, and saw they were pink, but he was still doubtful.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
They knew all the secrets of the ogress, and how to wheedle and coax her.
LEGENDS AND TALESBRET HARTE
Maud believes that she can marry Clyde, and come back and wheedle me into taking them both into my good graces.
GUY KENMORE'S WIFE AND THE ROSE AND THE LILYMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
I thought it would be an easy matter to wheedle my doting uncle into taking us both back.
GUY KENMORE'S WIFE AND THE ROSE AND THE LILYMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
How Gipsy managed to wheedle the cook nobody ever discovered, but she returned in a short time triumphantly carrying a tray.
THE LEADER OF THE LOWER SCHOOLANGELA BRAZIL
Very clever you were to wheedle it out of Harry, but it didn't do you much good.
NOTWITHSTANDINGMARY CHOLMONDELEY
Sure you think to wheedle me; would you have me imagine you do not love her?
DRYDEN'S WORKS VOL. 3 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
(In confusion, after a pause, aside) Is she laughing at me now, or trying to wheedle me into a good humour?
THE MIRROR OF TASTE, AND DRAMATIC CENSORSAMUEL JAMES ARNOLD
He could wheedle out rock-fish by the dozen while envious miners sat about him tugging hopefully at empty lines.
A MAID OF THE SILVER SEAJOHN OXENHAM
He's just goin' down to try to wheedle your sailors like he tried to wheedle you, and they're your men and he can't do it.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO WHEEDLE

  • allure
  • beguile
  • cajole
  • caress
  • charm
  • coax
  • entice
  • urge
  • wheedle
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