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coax

verb [T]     /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 voiceUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act coaxing     /ˈkəʊk.sɪŋ/ US  /ˈkoʊk-/ noun [U] A bit of gentle coaxing is all that's required and he'll come, I'm sure.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act coaxingly     /ˈkəʊk.sɪŋ.li/ US  /ˈkoʊk-/ adverb Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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