amadouer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French amadouer (to coax, lure), from a- + *madouer (to lure, give food to), from Old Norse mata (to lure, feed), from Proto-Germanic *matōną, *matjaną (to feed, eat), from Proto-Indo-European *mad- (food). Cognate with Icelandic mata (to bait, allure), Danish made (to feed), Gothic [script needed] (matjan, to eat, have a meal), Old English mete (food). More at meat.

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amadouer

  1. to coax, sweet-talk (persuade gradually)
  2. to cajole
  3. to humour (person)

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