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coaxing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coax  \Coax\  (?;  110),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coaxed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Coaxing}.]  [Cf.  OE  cokes  fool,  a  person  easily  imposed 
  upon  W.  coeg  empty,  foolish;  F.  coquin  knave,  rogue.] 
  To  persuade  by  gentle,  insinuating  courtesy,  flattering,  or 
  fondling;  to  wheedle;  to  soothe. 
 
  Syn:  To  wheedle;  cajole;  flatter;  persuade;  entice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coaxing 
  adj  :  pleasingly  persuasive  or  intended  to  persuade;  "a  coaxing 
  and  obsequious  voice";  "her  manner  is  quiet  and 
  ingratiatory  and  a  little  too  agreeable"  [syn:  {ingratiatory}] 
  n  :  flattery  designed  to  gain  favor  [syn:  {blarney},  {soft  soap}, 
  {sweet  talk}] 




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