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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"
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[ˈkəʊksɪŋlɪ] ADVmimosamente
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adv to ask coaxinglymit einschmeichelnder Stimme fragen; however coaxingly she spoke to him …sosehr sie auch versuchte, ihn zu überreden
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[ˈkəʊksɪŋlɪ] advcon fare dolce, con fare accattivante
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Her brother glanced at her face with greater interest than usual, and, encircling her waist with his arm, drew her coaxingly to him.
Shimerda, Antonia came up to me and held out her hand coaxingly. In a moment we were running up the steep drawside together, Yulka trotting after us.
The very last thing I saw of them was this-- Sylvie was stooping down with her arms round Bruno's neck, and saying coaxingly in his ear, "Do you know, Bruno, I've quite forgotten that hard word.