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synonyms for coaxes

  • cajole
  • entice
  • induce
  • tease
  • tempt
  • wheedle
  • allure
  • barter
  • beguile
  • blandish
  • blarney
  • con
  • decoy
  • flatter
  • get
  • hook
  • importune
  • influence
  • inveigle
  • jawbone
  • lure
  • pester
  • plague
  • press
  • soft-soap
  • soothe
  • sweet-talk
  • urge
  • wangle
  • worm
  • argue into
  • arm-twist
  • butter up
  • come on
  • prevail upon
  • rope in
  • talk into
  • work on
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antonyms for coaxes

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  • discourage
  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dissuade
  • please
  • allow
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How to use coaxes in a sentence

Then the Attorney talks with the most pliant jurors, coaxes them, wheedles them, stimulates them to do what he wants done.
THE TRIAL OF THEODORE PARKERTHEODORE PARKER
And theres a boy lives in our street that coaxes me to have a game with him once in a while.
LETTY AND THE TWINSHELEN SHERMAN GRIFFITH
It caresses the prevailing commonness and ugliness, and coaxes it into a semblance of beauty in spite of itself.
LONDON FILMSWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
He blazes his mark upon the secular oaks, as a guidance to later travellers, and coaxes flame from heaps of mouldering rubbish.
STYLEWALTER RALEIGH
She stirs and coaxes and coquettes with the lovely foamy mass until it becomes as light as the yellow down on a fledgling's wings.
AS SEEN BY MELILIAN BELL
It coaxes out more digestive fluid, and it lightens the task which that fluid has to perform.
TOBACCO AND ALCOHOLJOHN FISKE
He scolds and coaxes her and this morning he promised to paint and gild her figurehead, if she got into Kirkwall before three.
AN ORKNEY MAIDAMELIA EDITH HUDDLESTON BARR
Never such a tender fool as Jude is if a woman seems in trouble, and coaxes him a bit!
JUDE THE OBSCURETHOMAS HARDY
Why, my wife's glad when I get off for a day or two—coaxes me to go away herself!
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL 31, NO 2, JUNE 1908VARIOUS
Slowly perhaps, but surely, as he coaxes steam from the errant stokers, we draw ahead and regain our place in the line.
MERCHANTMEN-AT-ARMSDAVID W. BONE
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