Word of the Day : November 28, 2022
wheedle \WEE-dul\ verb
What It Means
Wheedle means "to use soft words or flattery," usually for the purpose of persuading someone to do something or to give you something. It is often used disapprovingly, and is frequently followed by the word into, as in "wheedle one's way into favor."
// The sales clerk tried to wheedle us into spending more money than we wanted.
// We managed to wheedle the juicy details about her date out of her.
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Aired November 28, 2022
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