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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-/
Translations of “coax”
in Spanish engatusar…
in French cajoler…
in German beschwatzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哄勸, 哄騙, 勸誘…
in Russian уговаривать, улещивать…
in Turkish güzellikle inandırmak, güzellikle ikna etmek, gönlünü yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哄劝, 哄骗, 劝诱…
in Polish namawiać…
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