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Synonyms of coaxing

Noun


1. blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk, flattery

usage: flattery designed to gain favor

Verb


1. wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle, persuade

usage: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"

Adjective


1. coaxing, ingratiatory, persuasive (vs. dissuasive)

usage: pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; "a coaxing and obsequious voice"; "her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable"

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