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coax 1

v. coaxed, coax·ing, coax·es
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).
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.
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Adv.1.coaxingly - in a cajoling manner; "`Come here,' she said coaxingly"


[ˈkəʊksɪŋlɪ] ADVmimosamente


adv to ask coaxinglymit einschmeichelnder Stimme fragen; however coaxingly she spoke to him …sosehr sie auch versuchte, ihn zu überreden


[ˈkəʊksɪŋlɪ] advcon fare dolce, con fare accattivante
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Turning to Meg, who never refused her anything very long, she said coaxingly, "Do tell me
Shimerda, Antonia came up to me and held out her hand coaxingly.
I always meant to do something for you," he said, coaxingly.