English version

coax

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoaxcoax /kΙ™ΚŠks $ koʊks/ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PERSUADEto persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do by talking to them in a kind, gentle, and patient way πŸ”Š β€˜Please, Vic, come with us, ’ Nancy coaxed.coax somebody into/out of (doing) something πŸ”Š We had to coax Alan into going to school.coax somebody to do something πŸ”Š We watched the bear coax its cubs to enter the water.coax somebody down/out/back etc πŸ”Š Firefighters managed to coax the man down from the roof.β–Ί see thesaurus at persuade2 CAREFULto make something such as a machine do something by dealing with it in a slow, patient, and careful waycoax something out of/from/into etc something πŸ”Š He coaxed a fire out of some dry grass and twigs. πŸ”Š The driver coaxed his bus through the snow. β€”coaxing noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š She needs a bit of gentle coaxing. β€”coaxingly adverb β†’ coax something out of/from somebodyβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
coaxβ€’ "How about letting me borrow your car?" Santos coaxed.β€’ The U.S. is trying to coax both sides to take part in talks.β€’ He remembered how disgusted he had been to see Carol, red-eyed from weeping, trying to coax Eunice up to bed.β€’ Irene had had to coax her back to class after the first day.β€’ The devil also paid her a visit, coaxing her to spit on a cross and break a rosary.β€’ Many bulbs can be coaxed into bloom early.β€’ The children had to be coaxed into coming with us.β€’ He was coaxing me to walk a bit further without having to carry me, by promising that it was just a bit further.β€’ He felt that Jeopardy coaxed the best out of him.β€’ Want to coax the big pharmaceuticals companies to produce that malaria drug?β€’ Applications can be like teaching machines, coaxing users to the right choices without penalties, says Sippl.β€’ "Oh come on, Vic, " she coaxed, "We need you, don't let us down."coax somebody to do somethingβ€’ Scott coaxed him to give the new baby a kiss.
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Verb table
coax
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycoax
he, she, itcoaxes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycoaxed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave coaxed
he, she, ithas coaxed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad coaxed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill coax
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have coaxed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coaxing
he, she, itis coaxing
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you, we, theyare coaxing
Past
I, he, she, itwas coaxing
you, we, theywere coaxing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coaxing
he, she, ithas been coaxing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coaxing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coaxing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coaxing
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