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I was glad his mother had joined the call, because she, in her pride, coaxed out the stories where he was perhaps too humble to tell them.

Clumpner and Benvenuto in 2019 cited Vancouver’s then 2-year-old vacancy tax, which has since been tripled after the initial rate hadn’t coaxed landlords to fill as many units as hoped.

Snyder has brilliantly played to his players’ strengths and worked around their weaknesses, coaxing a nice bounce-back campaign from Mike Conley while maintaining a positive power dynamic between Donovan Mitchell and Gobert.

One group recently coaxed vacuum bubble-like behavior out of a simple simulation.

I’m guessing some combination of a famous personality, a classic dish and, well, a darn good sauce, coaxed into rich, silken luxury over two-plus hours of cook time.

The congregation was warm, friendly, and welcoming—traits, he says, he later came to believe they used to coax members in.

And of course Baelish materialized (at just the right moment) to save Sansa and coax Lysa away from the ledge.

Even after all the heroes are gone, it lays dormant, waiting for light to coax it out of the shadows.

So instead of tapping into spare capacity, Uber had to coax new capacity into being.

He tried to coax the distraught girl out of silence, inquiring about her school and family life, but her replies were clipped.

But he soon got over his fear, and was so busy feeding the elephant, that his papa had to coax him away.

Sue drew Tessa aside to coax in her plaintively miserable voice, Come home with me; father will say things, and I shall be afraid.

The doctors said we must take the child away, if we would coax her back to health and strength again.

Dont lets overeat, said Tootles seriously, trying to coax forth a smile.

Here, you take hold of the chain, and I will coax the dog to be quiet while I put Jacko on his back.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coax, such as: cajole, entice, induce, tease, tempt, and wheedle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.