jolly - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] British informal 

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/ˈdʒɒli/
present tense
I/you/we/theyjolly
he/she/itjollies
present participlejollying
past tensejollied
past participlejollied
  1. to persuade someone in a friendly and gentle way

    I’m trying to jolly him into coming to work for us.

phrasal verbs