What does coax mean?

Definitions for coaxkoʊˈæks, ˈkoʊ æks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coax.

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"

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coax

    kōks, v.t. to persuade by fondling or flattery: to humour or soothe: to pet.—ns. Coax, Coax′er, one who coaxes.—adv. Coax′ingly. [M. E. cokes, a simpleton; of obscure origin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coax in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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”…

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Translations for coax

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تملقArabic
  • склонявам, уговарямBulgarian
  • überreden, schmeicheln, KoaxierenGerman
  • πείθω, καταφέρνω, καλοπιάνωGreek
  • engatusarSpanish
  • ujuttaa, maanitella, suostutella, sovitella, vikitellä, taivutellaFinnish
  • amadouer, cajolerFrench
  • convincere, coccolare, costringere, incanalare, adulare, persuadereItalian
  • 強請る, 丸め込む, 誑すJapanese
  • lokkeNorwegian
  • overhalenDutch
  • lirkeNorwegian
  • увещевать, уговаривать, уговоритьRussian
  • lirkaSwedish
  • เกลี้ยกล่อมThai
  • tavlamak, ikna etmek, tatlı sözle kandırmakTurkish
  • умовлятиUkrainian

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