Coaxed the secret out of the child.
Using compliments to talk a friend into taking a dance class with you is an example of to coax.
Unclogging a drain with a plunger is an example of to coax.
They coaxed the rope through the pipe.
Origin of coax
- Obsolete cokes to fool from cokes fool
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Shortened from coaxial