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gnathon (nah THAN) (verb), gnathons; gnathoned; gnathoning
To induce, to influence, or to persuade someone to do something by using praise that is not sincere: Erla gnathoned her employer to increase her wages as his secretary.

To gnathon someone is the equivalent of cajoling as shown in the following illustration.

To deceive or to persuade by flattery.
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