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Wheedle

Opposite words for wheedle :

Usage samples:

  1. Miss Bridgie has been fretting over that old habit for a couple of years, and trying to wheedle a new one out of the Major, but it's Miss Joan that can twist him round her little finger when she takes the work in hand!
    "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  2. They have no constituency to fear or wheedle; they have the best means of forming a disinterested and cool judgment of any class in the country.
    "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.
  3. No more shalt thou wheedle for them when they borrow, or bully for them when they pay!
    "Antonina", Wilkie Collins.
  4. Then, as he opened the gate for her, he asked, with a knowing twinkle in his eye, for he was an astute business man, and accustomed to divining people's motives, Now, what do you want to wheedle out of me this morning?
    "The End of the Rainbow", Marian Keith.