Synonyms and Antonyms of wheedle
to get (someone) to do something by gentle urging, special attention, or flattery wheedled him into doing their work for them Synonyms blandish, blarney, cajole, palaver, soft-soap, sweet-talk, coaxRelated Words adulate, flatter, overpraise; butter up, charm, massage, woo; beg, beseech, importune, urge; beguile, cozen, finagle, juggle, wangle, wile; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms bug, harass, nag, pester, tease; browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, intimidate; coerce, compel, constrain, demand, force, make, oblige, require
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