Coaxed
Coax 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 wheedle; to soothe.

Syn: To wheedle; cajole; flatter; persuade; entice. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • coaxed — kəʊks v. tempt, entice; wheedle, patiently persuade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coaxed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • coaxed him — persuaded him, solicited him, convinced him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coaxed it from him — induced him to give it up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coax — v. 1) (D; tr.) to coax into; out of (she coaxed me into going) 2) (H) he coaxed me to do it * * * [kəʊks] out of (she coaxed me into going) (D; tr.) to coax into (H) he coaxed me to do it …   Combinatory dictionary

  • coax — verb 1 (I, T) 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 coaxed. | coax sb into/out of doing (sth): We had to coax Alan into going to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coax — UK [kəʊks] / US [koʊks] verb [transitive] Word forms coax : present tense I/you/we/they coax he/she/it coaxes present participle coaxing past tense coaxed past participle coaxed to make something such as a machine or piece of equipment do what… …   English dictionary

  • coax — coax1 coaxer, n. coaxingly, adv. /kohks/, v.t. 1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused. 2. to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him. 3. to manipulate to a desired… …   Universalium

  • 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 — [[t]ko͟ʊks[/t]] coaxes, coaxing, coaxed 1) VERB If you coax someone into doing something, you gently try to persuade them to do it. [V n prep] After lunch, she watched, listened and coaxed Bobby into talking about himself... [V n to inf] The… …   English dictionary

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