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verb [transitive] coax pronunciation in American English /koʊks/
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present tense
present participlecoaxing
past tensecoaxed
past participlecoaxed
  1. to make something such as a machine or piece of equipment do what you want it to do by being skillful, gentle, and patient

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With a little coaxing, he finally agreed to give back the money.

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