Pronunciation: (hwēd'l, wēd'l), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling.
1. to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts: We wheedled him incessantly, but he would not consent.
2. to persuade (a person) by such words or acts: She wheedled him into going with her.
3. to obtain (something) by artful persuasions: I wheedled a new car out of my father.
to use beguiling or artful persuasions: I always wheedle if I really need something.
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