verb (used with object)
- to fondle.
- to fool; deceive.
verb (used without object)
Origin of coax1
Origin of coax2
Related Words for coaxeswheedle, cajole, tease, induce, entice, tempt, barter, flatter, influence, importune, inveigle, soothe, hook, beguile, allure, decoy, pester, wangle, blandish, urge
Examples from the Web for coaxes
Contemporary Examples of coaxes
She coaxes an ice castle up from the ground, throws off her crown, and becomes the Snow Queen.Why These Marines Love ‘Frozen’—and Why It Matters
Aaron B. O’Connell
June 27, 2014
Historical Examples of coaxes
And theres a boy lives in our street that coaxes me to have a game with him once in a while.Letty and the Twins
Helen Sherman Griffith
When I get hold of you again, I'll see that no one coaxes you away.Helen Grant's Schooldays
Amanda M. Douglas
He bows to her, and coaxes her until he gets between her and the water so that she cannot escape him.Natural History in Anecdote
It coaxes gold to the mint, keeps it there, and does away permanently with bond issues.The Arena
She coaxes me to rush after her, so as to wean me away from her brood.Boy Scouts: Tenderfoot Squad
Word Origin for coax
1580s, originally in slang phrase to make a coax of, from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes "a fool, ninny, simpleton" (1560s); modern spelling is 1706. Origin obscure, perhaps related to cock (n.1). Related: Coaxed; coaxing.