Variant of coax
- to induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle
- to get by coaxing
Origin of coaxorigin, originally slang, “to make a coax of” ; from obsolete slang coax, cox, cokes, a fool, ninny
to use gentle persuasion, urging, etc.