View synonyms for coaxed


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  1. influenced or persuaded to do something by gentle urging, smooth talk, flattery, etc.:

    A coaxed cat will make itself comfortable in your lap for a while, but a forced one will flat out refuse.

  2. obtained by gentle urging, sweet talk, flattery, etc.:

    The hotel owner eventually offered us a coaxed apology after much back and forth about the lack of cleanliness.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of coax 1.

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Other Words From

  • un·coaxed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coaxed1

First recorded in 1825–35; coax 1( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; coax 1( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

While Edwards has the potential to be an all-star caliber scoring talent, Minnesota will need to coax more consistent production and better defensive focus from the Atlanta native.

Since service-sector jobs now mean a higher chance of infection, even greater pay isn’t coaxing workers into the kitchen.

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It led me to think I had to capture a bush to retrieve my prey within when, in fact, this is where a Bugsnax hides in protection until you coax it out.

Tomlin coaxed tremendous production from both players, and once they left Pittsburgh, the difficulty of managing them was fully revealed.

For most people, it’s enough, especially if you only need the coax for one that one remote corner of your house.

When Collins coaxed him back, the folk audience loved him even more.

He even set the mic down before his time was up, he only finished after being coaxed back onto the stage by Sway.

The two strapping marshals behind him looked plenty strong enough to have coaxed him to his feet if he had decided otherwise.

It would be great if Republicans could be coaxed to sign on to one or more of these efforts.

Samantha Geimer was 13 years old when famed director Roman Polanski coaxed her into having sex during a photo shoot.

Why, I coaxed even dad over to camp once and I've always wanted Helena to go.

Maloney collapsed visibly, and I gathered the wood over the fire and coaxed up a blaze.

Then I coaxed her and told her how much more it would mean to the poor ones, like myself, than it possibly could to those others.

Then the drug was coaxed between the stricken man's teeth, and presently he opened his eyes once more.

He was a skittish horse, gentle, as Andy explained, but "pow'ful nervous—had to be sort o' coaxed along."