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coax

verb [T]
 
 
/kəʊks/
to persuade someone in a gentle way: [+ into + doing sth] She coaxed me into joining the group.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
Translations of “coax”
in Vietnamese tán tỉnh…
in Spanish engatusar…
in Thai เกลี้ยกล่อม…
in Malaysian memujuk…
in French cajoler…
in German beschwatzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哄勸, 哄騙, 勸誘…
in Indonesian membujuk…
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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