coax - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/kəʊks/
present tense
I/you/we/theycoax
he/she/itcoaxes
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 skilful, gentle, and patient

derived word

coaxing

noun [uncountable]

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