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"coax" in British English

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coaxverb [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 ​yourfather 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 ​reluctantchild 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-/
(Definition of coax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coaxverb [T]

 us   /koʊks/
to ​try to ​persuade someone to do something by ​gentlyasking or ​patientlyencouraging the ​person: He’ll ​talk if you coax him.
(Definition of coax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coax”
in Spanish engatusar…
in Vietnamese tán tỉnh…
in Malaysian memujuk…
in Thai เกลี้ยกล่อม…
in French cajoler…
in German beschwatzen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哄劝, 哄骗, 劝诱…
in Turkish güzellikle inandırmak, güzellikle ikna etmek, gönlünü yapmak…
in Russian уговаривать, улещивать…
in Indonesian membujuk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哄勸, 哄騙, 勸誘…
in Polish namawiać…
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