Definitions for coaxkoʊˈæks, ˈkoʊ æks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole:

    Maybe you can coax her to sing.

  2. to obtain by coaxing:

    to coax a secret from someone.

  3. to maneuver into a desired position or end by adroit and persistent handling:

    He coaxed the large chair through the door.

  4. Obs. to fondle.

  5. (v.i.)to use gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.

Origin of coax:

1580–90; v. use of cokes fool (now obs.)


co•axkoʊˈæks, ˈkoʊ æks(n.)

  1. a coaxial cable.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Origin of coax:

1945–50; by shortening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coaxial cable, coax, coax cable(verb)

    a transmission line for high-frequency signals

  2. wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle(verb)

    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

    "He palavered her into going along"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. coax(verb)ʊˈæks, ˈkoʊ æks

    to gently persuade

    Police coaxed her into coming down from the roof.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coax(verb)

    to persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe

  2. Coax(noun)

    a simpleton; a dupe

Anagrams of coax

  1. Coxa

Translations for coax

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to persuade by flattery, by patient and gentle treatment etc

He coaxed her into going to the dance by saying she was the best dancer he knew; He coaxed some money out of his mother.

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