verb (used with object)
- to fondle.
- to fool; deceive.
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for coax
The ladies in the faculty lounge noticed his height and coaxed him to sit next to a fetching 5-foot-10 colleague with an unusual name.
America’s Test Kitchen often recommends adding baking soda to the water in which you will boil potatoes, which further coaxes out the starch molecules.
Doctors and nurses descended on Makenzie, trying fruitlessly to coax any sign of life from her body.This D.C. baby’s mother was charged with her death. But nothing is solved.|Petula Dvorak|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
The next coaxed a double-team of James, and Davis popped free for a wide-open elbow jumper.LeBron And AD Dominate Like Kobe And Shaq. But Can They Win Like The Classic Lakers?|Robert O'Connell|August 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
They painstakingly coaxed most of the dormant cells in those sediments back into a state of growth that was more recognizably alive.
Mondavi also realized the value of coaxing trophy names from Bordeaux into opening wineries in Napa.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The driver in his black suit, white shirt, and black tie shook the reins, coaxing the white horses ahead.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later, I fell asleep to the sound of Lhoucine gently coaxing his camel and faint ululating from a distant stone cottage.
She hypnotized Cory with her free spirit, freer hair, and asinine name, coaxing him out of his shell and into love with her.‘Boy Meets World’ Turns 20: The Silly Show We Can’t Help but Love|Kevin Fallon|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From across the room, I watch her friends, some of them also ill, unsuccessfully coaxing her to eat.
She'd think as little of coaxing a woman's husband from her, as she wu'd of shooting a thief like a doorg.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Joe saw at once that the man was wild with drink, and he put on a smile, with a notion of coaxing the captain over.The Chequers|James Runciman
Coaxing Miss Jewett into her little parlor, she showed her the pictures, and read aloud the letter.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
"Then, for once, I've found a disinterested female in a coaxing mood," replied this modern Diogenes.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
She knelt beside him, holding the cup for him, and by coaxing and entreating made him take a little food.David Fleming's Forgiveness|Margaret Murray Robertson