Coax (?; 110), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coaxed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Coaxing.] [Cf. OE. cokes fool, a person easily imposed upon, W. coeg empty, foolish; F. coquin knave, rogue.]

To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.

Syn. -- To wheedle; cajole; flatter; persuade; entice.


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Coax, n.

A simpleton; a dupe.


Beau & Fl.


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