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coaxverb [T]

us   /koʊks/
to try to persuade someone to do something by gently asking or patiently encouraging the person: He’ll talk if you coax him.
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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 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.sɪŋ/
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.sɪŋ.li/
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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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