The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wheedle \Whee"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wheedled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wheedling.] [Cf. G. wedeln to wag with the tail, as a
dog, wedel a fan, tail, brush, OHG. wadal; akin to G. wehen
to blow, and E. wind, n.]
1. To entice by soft words; to cajole; to flatter; to coax.
The unlucky art of wheedling fools. --Dryden.
And wheedle a world that loves him not. --Tennyson.
2. To grain, or get away, by flattery.
A deed of settlement of the best part of her estate,
which I wheedled out of her. --Congreve.