The definition of coax means to try to get someone or something to do something with gentle urging.(verb)
See coax in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: orig. slang, “to make a coax of” < obs. slang coax, cox, cokes, a fool, ninny
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verb coaxed, coax·ing, coax·es verb, transitive
Origin: Obsolete cokes, to fool
Origin: , from cokes, fool.
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