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1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused.
2. to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him.
3. to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through the door.
a. to fondle.
b. to fool; deceive.
to use gentle persuasion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.