Coax

  • 21coax — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cajole, inveigle, wheedle, persuade. See flattery. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. persuade, cajole, wheedle, blandish, urge, inveigle, beguile, induce, manipulate, sweet talk*, soft soap*; see also influence …

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  • 22coax — [16] In the 16th and 17th century a cokes was a ‘simpleton, someone easily duped’ (it is not known where the word came from, although it might perhaps be related to cockney). To cokes someone was thus to ‘make a cokes of them, fool them’. This… …

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  • 23coax — verb you have to coax some of the children to speak Syn: persuade, wheedle, cajole, get around; beguile, seduce, inveigle, maneuver; informal sweet talk, soft soap, butter up, twist someone s arm …

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  • 24coax — [16] In the 16th and 17th century a cokes was a ‘simpleton, someone easily duped’ (it is not known where the word came from, although it might perhaps be related to cockney). To cokes someone was thus to ‘make a cokes of them, fool them’. This… …

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  • 25coax — 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… …

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  • 26coax — verb /kəʊks,koʊks/ a) To wheedle, persuade (a person, organisation, animal etc.) gradually or by use of flattery to do something. He coaxed the horse gently into the trailer. b) To manipulate carefully into a particular situation or position.… …

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  • 27COAX — Coaxial (Cable) (Governmental » Military) * Trinity Rail Management Incorporated (Regional » Railroads) …

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  • 28coax — Synonyms and related words: advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook, banter, barter, beguile, beset, besiege, blandish, blarney, bug, butter up, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, charm, con, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, dun …

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  • 29COAX — Coaxial Cable …

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  • 30COAX — Coaxial Cable …

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  • 31coax — cokes …

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  • 32coax — kəʊks v. tempt, entice; wheedle, patiently persuade …

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  • 33coax — coax1 [kəʊks] verb persuade (someone) gradually or by flattery to do something. ↘use such persuasion to obtain (something). ↘arrange (something) carefully into a particular shape or position. Derivatives coaxer noun coaxing adjective coaxingly… …

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  • 34COAX — abbr. Trinity Rail Management Incorporated. [railway pool code] …

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  • 35coax — v. a. Wheedle, cajole, flatter, cog, persuade by fondling, prevail upon by flattery …

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  • 36coax — v 1. wheedle, cajole, beguile, charm, inveigle; persuade, win over, palaver, induce, move; invite, lure, entice, wile; encourage, urge, entreat, importune, implore; blandish, flatter, Inf. sweet talk, Inf. soft soap, butter up, Inf. butter, Inf.… …

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  • 37coax — verb Syn: persuade, wheedle, cajole, get round, inveigle, manoeuvre; informal sweet talk, soft soap, twist someone s arm …

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  • 38coax — [kəʊks] verb [T] to gently persuade someone to do something …

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  • 39coax — /koʊks / (say kohks) verb (t) 1. to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc. 2. to get or win by coaxing. 3. Obsolete to fondle. 4. Obsolete to befool. –verb (i) 5. to use gentle persuasion, etc. {obsolete cokes (noun) fool; of doubtful… …

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  • 40coax —    See coaxial cable …

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