What is the opposite of cajole?

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Opposite of to persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises
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Opposite of to induce someone to do something
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Opposite of to praise or compliment, typically excessively or insincerely
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Opposite of to act in an obsequious way
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Opposite of to convince (someone) by talking and suggesting
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“Laying on the cologne may actually repel the ladies, rather than attract them.”
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Opposite of to convince or manipulate
“The convenient rationalization that our weapons potpourri will confuse the enemy into fear of misbehaving is absurd and threatening.”
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Opposite of to trick or deceive with a ploy or ruse
“He thought she was my sister, and I dared not undeceive him, for I soon perceived that he loved her.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
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Opposite of to flatter or compliment excessively
“He was a mean person who would constantly insult others due to his own insecurities.”
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Opposite of to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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