verb (used with object)
- to fondle.
- to fool; deceive.
verb (used without object)
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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.On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No. 1 to Timberwolves|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Since service-sector jobs now mean a higher chance of infection, even greater pay isn’t coaxing workers into the kitchen.
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.‘Bugsnax’ is charming and funny, but sapped by vexing gameplay|Harold Goldberg|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Tomlin coaxed tremendous production from both players, and once they left Pittsburgh, the difficulty of managing them was fully revealed.After their foundation appeared shaken, the Steelers emerged as one of the NFL’s best|Adam Kilgore|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
For most people, it’s enough, especially if you only need the coax for one that one remote corner of your house.Ethernet and a mesh network will permanently solve your WiFi issues|Whitson Gordon|October 16, 2020|Popular Science
When Collins coaxed him back, the folk audience loved him even more.
The two strapping marshals behind him looked plenty strong enough to have coaxed him to his feet if he had decided otherwise.9/11 Manhattan Murder Is No Mystery Thanks to Bin Laden Kin Trial|Michael Daly|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be great if Republicans could be coaxed to sign on to one or more of these efforts.October Jobs Report Is Bad News for American Economic Declinists|Daniel Gross|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Samantha Geimer was 13 years old when famed director Roman Polanski coaxed her into having sex during a photo shoot.The Roman Polanski ‘Girl’ Speaks Out: Speedreading Samantha Geimer’s Memoir|Thomas Flynn|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seemed incredible to me that she showed enormous powers of rehabilitation when tutored and coaxed.Sarah Palin on Today vs Katie Couric on GMA: Are They Objectified?|Norma Kamali|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The most difficult point was to get him back; for in vain the youngsters complimented and coaxed him to come.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
"But they have been the devil of a while takin' notice of Tiny," Janoah persisted, not to be coaxed away from his subject.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
“I coaxed it out of Mrs. Elders,” she explained breathlessly.The Phantom Lover|Ruby M. Ayres
Maude spent it in learning to read, for which she had always had a strong wish, and now coaxed Father Ademar to teach her.The White Rose of Langley|Emily Sarah Holt
After a time the little fellow was coaxed out of his hiding-place.The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi|Harry Gordon