coax

Definitions:

  • To persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery; cajole.
  • To obtain by persistent persuasion.
  • To caress; fondle.
  • To move to or adjust toward a desired end.
  • To use persuasion or inducement.
  • A simpleton; gull; dupe; fool.
  • To fondle; caress; flatter; fool with flattery or caresses.
  • To persuade by fond pleading or flattery; wheedle; cajole.
  • Hence To manage or guide carefully; control in a gentle way: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="coax">coax</internalXref> a horse into a trot.
  • To use cajolery or gentle pleading.
  • A simpleton; a dupe.
  • To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.
  • Shortened form of <xref>coaxial cable</xref>
  • to <xref>fondle</xref>, kid, pet, <xref>tease</xref>
  • To <xref>wheedle</xref>, <xref>persuade</xref> (a person, organisation, animal etc.) gradually or by use of <xref>flattery</xref> to do something.
  • To <xref>manipulate</xref> carefully into a particular situation or position.
  • A <xref>simpleton</xref>; a <xref>dupe</xref>.
  • influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  • a transmission line for high-frequency signals
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