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Synonyms for coax
koʊˈæks, ˈkoʊ ækscoax

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coax

    To allure is to draw as with a lure by some charm or some prospect of pleasure or advantage. We may attract others to a certain thing without intent; as, the good unconsciously attract others to virtue. We may allure either to that which is evil or to that which is good and noble, by purpose and endeavor, as in the familiar line, "Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way," Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 170. Lure is rather more akin to the physical nature. It is the word we would use of drawing on an animal. Coax expresses the attraction of the person, not of the thing. A man may be coaxed to that which is by no means alluring. Cajole and decoy carry the idea of deceiving and ensnaring. To inveigle is to lead one blindly in. To tempt is to endeavor to lead one wrong; to seduce is to succeed in winning one from good to ill. Win may be used in either a bad or a good sense, in which latter it surpasses the highest sense of allure, because it succeeds in that which allure attempts; as, "He that winneth souls is wise," Prov. xi, 30.

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, cajole, captivate, decoy, draw, entice, inveigle, lure, seduce, tempt, win

    Antonyms:
    chill, damp, deter, dissuade, drive away, repel, warn

    Preposition:
    Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coax

    Synonyms:
    wheedle, fawn, flatter, call, ole, persuade, overcome, seduce, allure, circumvent

    Antonyms:
    intimidate, coerce, impel, instigate, drive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coaxial cable, coax, coax cableverb

    a transmission line for high-frequency signals

    Synonyms:
    coax cable, coaxial cable

  2. wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigleverb

    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

    "He palavered her into going along"

    Synonyms:
    wheedle, palaver, tittle-tattle, sweet-talk, inveigle, blarney, gabble, blab, piffle, chatter, maunder, gibber, cajole, prattle, clack, tattle, prate, blabber, twaddle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coaxverb

    Synonyms:
    wheedle, cajole, flatter, cog, persuade by fondling, prevail upon by flattery

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coaxverb

    Synonyms:
    wheedle, cajole, persuade, entice, cog, tweedle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "coax":

    coaxial

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How to use coax in a sentence?

  1. President Catherine Engelbrecht:

    They are still entrenched on the idea that the IRS did nothing wrong and all of America now knows that is not the case, what we’re fighting for is we want to see a policy that prohibits viewpoint discrimination. Holding the IRS accountable and personalizing it is a great step forward to coax each one out of their den of thieves.

  2. Susan Greenhalgh:

    Virtually no country in the world has been able to coax birth rates up for a significant period of time after childbearing rates have dropped with modernisation, if the government were to encourage unmarried women in their 30s, or same-sex couples, to have a child, that might make a difference, but such changes seem unlikely given the social conservatism of the current regime.

  3. Alexandra Feodorovna:

    “All is in God’s will. The deeper you look, the more you understand that this is so. All sorrows are sent us to free us from our sins or as a test of our faith, an example to others. It requires good food to make plants grow properly and the gardener, walking through His garden, wants to be pleased with His flowers. If they do not grow properly, he takes His pruning knife, and cuts, waiting for the sunshine to coax them into growth again”…

  4. Mr Garbutt:

    It took about an hour for the snake catcher to coax it out. The snake was trying to bite the snake hook. The guy ended up catching it with his hand and just chucked it in a bag.


Translations for coax

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  • تملقArabic
  • склонявам, уговарямBulgarian
  • Koaxieren, schmeicheln, überredenGerman
  • καταφέρνω, καλοπιάνω, πείθωGreek
  • engatusarSpanish
  • suostutella, maanitella, ujuttaa, sovitella, vikitellä, taivutellaFinnish
  • cajoler, amadouerFrench
  • adulare, persuadere, costringere, coccolare, incanalare, convincereItalian
  • 丸め込む, 誑す, 強請るJapanese
  • lokkeNorwegian
  • overhalenDutch
  • lirkeNorwegian
  • уговаривать, уговорить, увещеватьRussian
  • lirkaSwedish
  • เกลี้ยกล่อมThai
  • tatlı sözle kandırmak, ikna etmek, tavlamakTurkish
  • умовлятиUkrainian
  • Chinese

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