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noun as in blandishment

noun as in urging

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The ladies in the faculty lounge noticed his height and coaxed him to sit next to a fetching 5-foot-10 colleague with an unusual name.

America’s Test Kitchen often recommends adding baking soda to the water in which you will boil potatoes, which further coaxes out the starch molecules.

Doctors and nurses descended on Makenzie, trying fruitlessly to coax any sign of life from her body.

The next coaxed a double-team of James, and Davis popped free for a wide-open elbow jumper.

They painstakingly coaxed most of the dormant cells in those sediments back into a state of growth that was more recognizably alive.

Mondavi also realized the value of coaxing trophy names from Bordeaux into opening wineries in Napa.

The driver in his black suit, white shirt, and black tie shook the reins, coaxing the white horses ahead.

Later, I fell asleep to the sound of Lhoucine gently coaxing his camel and faint ululating from a distant stone cottage.

She hypnotized Cory with her free spirit, freer hair, and asinine name, coaxing him out of his shell and into love with her.

From across the room, I watch her friends, some of them also ill, unsuccessfully coaxing her to eat.

She'd think as little of coaxing a woman's husband from her, as she wu'd of shooting a thief like a doorg.

Joe saw at once that the man was wild with drink, and he put on a smile, with a notion of coaxing the captain over.

Coaxing Miss Jewett into her little parlor, she showed her the pictures, and read aloud the letter.

"Then, for once, I've found a disinterested female in a coaxing mood," replied this modern Diogenes.

She knelt beside him, holding the cup for him, and by coaxing and entreating made him take a little food.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coaxing, such as: bland, slick, cajoling, compliant, fulsome, and glib.

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