Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of wheedling; cajolery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective p. pr. of coax.
  • adjective Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade.

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  • verb Present participle of coax.
  • adjective Serving to coax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
  • adjective pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade

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Examples

  • Billy's consent to sell her pretties had been hard to get, but at last she succeeded in coaxing it out of him.

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  • Erotic images prove useful in coaxing out unconscious brain activity

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  • The senior quarterback with the pro-style touch made the big plays and avoided interceptions against a defense that led the nation in coaxing them.

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  • Hearing Hope: Researchers have succeeded in coaxing ear cells to regenerate, providing hope for the deaf:

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  • One might imagine that the amount of time and trouble one spends in coaxing a truant word back into the memory would inscribe it indelibly on one's heart and ensure that that particular creature, at any rate, should never escape again: whereas in fact, like a once-dislocated ankle, it is more than ever liable to slip out.

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  • Billy's consent to sell her pretties had been hard to get, but at last she succeeded in coaxing it out of him.

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  • Mr. K — had some difficulty in coaxing the picture from the old chief; so pleased was he with this rude representation of himself.

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  • I at last succeeded in coaxing Hector into the girl's room, where I shut him up, while the stranger came into the kitchen, and walked to the fire to dry his wet clothes.

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  • But the idea of coaxing Viscount Rawleigh down to Cornwall died a swift death.

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