Definition of 'coax'
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She was coaxed back slowly but surely on to her artistic path. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can inspire and gently coax a group who are raising money for a good cause. The Sun (2007)You can gently coax a relative to try a healthier lifestyle. The Sun (2010) Trying to coax a performance out of a horse is a bit like a puzzle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The family coaxed him in gently. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His coaching style is relaxed, gently coaxing but with a hint of steel. The Sun (2015)At home, you gently coax the family to try a healthier lifestyle. The Sun (2010)Tonight, this involves trying to coax a malnourished bear out of a cave. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The production team buzzed around her like flies, coaxing her gently on to the stage as if they were handling fragile goods. The Sun (2014)Then he noticed that sitting next to her was a man who seemed very uncomfortable, touching her arm trying to coax her down. Christianity Today (2000)She said: 'People were trying to coax her down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I'm all for gently coaxing language in a kindly direction; but it cannot be wrenched. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I had to smile when I saw a man trying to coax the dog with a biscuit. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)
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Used Occasionally. coax is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'coax'
British English: coax VERB
If you coax someone into doing something, you gently try to persuade them to do it.
After lunch, she watched, listened, and coaxed him into talking about himself.
Definition of coax from the Collins English Dictionary
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