Definition of “coax” - English Dictionary

“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 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
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.
adverb uk /ˈkəʊk.sɪŋ.li/ us /ˈkoʊk.sɪŋ.li/

(Definition of “coax” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“coax” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “coax” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)