coax


coax
I verb allure, appeal, attract, bait, blandish, bribe, cajole, captivate, convince, encourage, engage, enlist, ensnare, entice, evoke, exert pressure, exhort, hominem permulcere, homini blandiri, impel, incite, induce, influence, insist, inspire, intrigue, inveigle, keep in countenance, lead, lure, manipulate, motivate, offer an inducement, persuade, press, prevail, prevail upon, procure, prod, prompt, provoke, rally, recommend, rouse, spellbind, stimulate, suborn, suggest, sway, tempt, urge II index agitate (activate), cajole, entice, exhort, importune, inveigle, lure, persuade, pressure, prevail (persuade), prevail upon, reason (persuade), solicit, urge

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  • coax — [kəuks US kouks] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cokes stupid person (16 17 centuries)] 1.) to persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do by talking to them in a kind, gentle, and patient way ▪ Please, Vic, come with us, Nancy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coax — [ kouks ] verb transitive 1. ) to gently persuade someone to do something: After dinner Lily was coaxed into singing several songs. It took some time, but we were finally able to coax him out of quitting. a ) if you coax something out of someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Coax Me — Single by Sloan from the album Twice Removed Format CD single 7 Genre Indie rock …   Wikipedia

  • coax — [kōks] vt. [orig. slang, “to make a coax of” < obs. slang coax, cox, cokes, a fool, ninny] 1. to induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle 2. to get by coaxing vi. to… …   English World dictionary

  • coax — 1580s, originally in slang phrase to make a coax of, from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes a fool, ninny, simpleton (1560s); modern spelling is 1706. Origin obscure, perhaps related to COCK (Cf. cock) (1). Related: Coaxed; coaxing …   Etymology dictionary

  • coax — coax, cajole, wheedle, blandish mean to use ingratiating art in persuading or attempting to persuade. Coax implies gentle, persistent efforts to induce another or to draw what is desired out of another {in a coaxing voice, suited to a nurse… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • coax´er — coax «kohks», transitive verb. 1. to persuade by soft words; influence by pleasant ways: »She coaxed her father to let her go to the dance. SYNONYM(S): wheedle, cajole, inveigle, entice. 2. to get by coaxing: »The nurse coaxed a smile from the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coax — (k[=o]ks; 110), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coaxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coaxing}.] [Cf. OE. cokes fool, a person easily imposed upon, W. coeg empty, foolish; F. coquin knave, rogue.] To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coax — Coax, n. A simpleton; a dupe. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coax — [v] persuade allure, argue into, armtwist*, barter, beguile, blandish, blarney, butter up*, cajole, come on, con, decoy, entice, flatter, get, hook, importune, induce, influence, inveigle, jawbone*, lure, pester, plague, press, prevail upon, rope …   New thesaurus


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