Meaning of coax

coax

Pronunciation: (kōks), [key]
— 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 end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through the door.
    1. to fondle.
    2. to fool; deceive.
—v.i.
  1. to use gentle persuasion.

co•ax

Pronunciation: (kō-aks', kō'aks), [key]
— n. Elect.
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