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    Do the words cajole and entice share the same meaning? Can they be interchanged in a particular sentence ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Do the words cajole and entice share the same meaning? Can they be interchanged in a particular sentence ?
    No they are not interchangeable.
    Because 'entice' means: Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises.
    Example: He enticed her into marrying him with promises of a house, car, and money.

    Cajole means: Influence or urge by gentle methods, such as: caressing, or flattering
    Example: Her boyfriend cajoled her into giving him company in the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    No they are not interchangeable.
    Because 'entice' means: Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises.
    Example: He enticed her into marrying him with promises of a house, car, and money.

    Cajole means: Influence or urge by gentle methods, such as: caressing, or flattering
    Example: Her boyfriend cajoled her into giving him company in the evening.
    Thanks for the reply! What I got is that in cajoling and enticing, we persuade someone to do something , but the means that we use for persuation is different. In cajoling we use the fair means and in enticing , the false means are used. That's what you want to say?
    I used all methods in vain to kindle his interest in studies by cajolin.
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    verb [I or T]
    to persuade someone to do something

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    Re: vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Thanks for the reply! What I got is that in cajoling and enticing, we persuade someone to do something , but the means that we use for persuation is different. In cajoling we use the fair means and in enticing , the false means are used. That's what you want to say?
    I used all methods in vain to kindle his interest in studies by cajolin.
    cajole Show phonetics
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    to persuade someone to do something
    "Cajole" does have the connotation of getting someone to do something by being nice to them. It means "to jolly someone along".
    "Entice" has a wider range of uses. You can entice someone by cajoling, or you can entice them by threatening them or by tricking them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Thanks for the reply! What I got is that in cajoling and enticing, we persuade someone to do something , but the means that we use for persuation is different. In cajoling we use the fair means and in enticing , the false means are used. That's what you want to say?
    I used all methods in vain to kindle his interest in studies by cajolin.
    cajole Show phonetics
    verb [I or T]
    to persuade someone to do something
    Yes, exactly as underlined above.

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    Re: vocabulary

    Thanks to both of you, Manas sir and Raymott!!

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    Re: vocabulary

    You use words to cajole, to persuade/coax a person into doing something whereas you use various means to entice/attract a person e.g reward, money, etc.

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