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Synonyms for coax
koʊˈæks, ˈkoʊ ækscoax

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 3 votes

  1. coax

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

    intimidate, coerce, impel, instigate, drive

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. coaxial cable, coax, coax cableverb

    a transmission line for high-frequency signals

    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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. coaxverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.7 / 3 votes

  1. coaxverb

    wheedle, cajole, persuade, entice, cog, tweedle

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

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  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. 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.

  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. Brian Hoyer:

    The whole team is there. And it turns into a beer-chugging contest. You have linemen, Julian Edelman, Tom Brady all think Tom Brady are going to win, then someone says : ‘ I heard Tom Brady is really great at chugging a beer. ’ We do n’t usually get to experience Julian Edelman like this, but we finally coax Julian Edelman into doing it. Julian Edelman does it, and let me tell you, you could n’t have poured out the beer faster into a glass. It was unbelievable. And Julian Edelman slams the mug on the table and puts both fists in the air.

  5. 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.

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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