wheedle

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Alec explained in a few words, which he made as brief and calm as he could; but the effect was exciting, nevertheless, for each of the lads began at once to bribe, entice, and wheedle "our cousin" to choose his home.
35PM (Not Scotland) Crooked Tom Hanks (above) wheedles his way into a widow's home in the Coen brothers' radical reworking of an Ealing classic.
Meanwhile, Jim wheedles his way into Liz's affections on the eve of her wedding.
And this week, as Claire is away at her mum's, Casey wheedles her way further into Ashley's life.
Furthermore, the trick here is that the key mover happens to be the commentator himself who (we hear), still wheedles those with power, money and influence into commissioning spunky architects.