coaxing


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coax 1

 (kōks)
v. coaxed, coax·ing, coax·es
v.tr.
1. To persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery; cajole.
2. To obtain by persistent persuasion: coaxed the secret out of the child.
3. Obsolete To caress; fondle.
4. To move to or adjust toward a desired end: "A far more promising approach to treating advanced melanoma is to coax the immune system to recognize melanoma cells as deadly" (Natalie Angier).
v.intr.
To use persuasion or inducement.

[Obsolete cokes, to fool, from cokes, fool.]

coax′er n.
coax′ing·ly adv.

co·ax 2

 (kō′ăks, kō-ăks′)
n. Informal
A coaxial cable.

coaxing

(ˈkəʊksɪŋ)
n
the act of persuading by tenderness, flattery, pleading, etc
adj
serving to persuade or manipulate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coaxing - flattery designed to gain favorcoaxing - flattery designed to gain favor  
flattery - excessive or insincere praise
Adj.1.coaxing - pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; "a coaxing and obsequious voice"; "her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"
Translations

coaxing

[ˈkəʊksɪŋ]
A. ADJmimoso
B. Nmimos mpl, halagos mpl

coaxing

ngutes Zureden, Zuspruch m; with a little coaxing the engine/fire startedmit etwas List und Tücke kam der Motor/das Feuer in Gang

coaxing

[ˈkəʊksɪŋ] nmoine fpl
References in classic literature ?
No coaxing, no sugar, no lullaby, no story, even the light was put out and only the red glow of the fire enlivened the `big dark' which Demi regarded with curiosity rather than fear.
While I sat there she was taking the girl's clothes off, perhaps coaxing her to do it.
There is a vast difference between throwing a regiment of white coats atwixt the tribes and the prisoners, and coaxing an angry savage to forget he carries a knife and rifle, with words that must begin with calling him your son.
I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle fixed, but it was a nasty thing
Then he went to work on the nigger, coaxing him and petting him, and asking him if he'd been imagining he saw something again.
And so, by dint of alternate coaxing and commanding, he contrived to get them all once more enclosed in their separate dormitories.
I attempted to persuade him of the naughtiness of showing reluctance to meet his father; still he obstinately resisted any progress towards dressing, and I had to call for my master's assistance in coaxing him out of bed.