—v.t. 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.
—v.i. to use beguiling or artful persuasions: I always wheedle if I really need something.