coax: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kōks), [key]
- to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused.
- to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him.
- to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through the door.
- to fondle.
- to fool; deceive.
- to use gentle persuasion.
Pronunciation: (kō-aks', kō'aks), [key]
— n. Elect.
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