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coax

verb [T] uk   /kəʊks/ us    /koʊks/
to persuade someone gently to do something or go somewhere, by being kind and patient, or by appearing to be: Perhaps you could coax your father into taking you to the station. He has some information I want, so I'm going to try to coax it out of him over a drink. A mother was coaxing her reluctant child into the water. a coaxing voice
coaxing
noun [U] uk   /ˈkəʊk.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈkoʊk-/
A bit of gentle coaxing is all that's required and he'll come, I'm sure.
coaxingly
adverb uk   /ˈkəʊk.sɪŋ.li/ us    /ˈkoʊk-/
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