Word of the Day
: September 29, 2023
What It Means
To coax a person or animal is to influence or persuade them to do something by talking in a gentle and friendly way. Coax can also be used when someone is working to bring about something desired with great perseverance and usually with considerable effort.
// It took almost an hour to coax the cat down from the tree.
// Our outdoor survival instructor taught us how to coax a fire to burn by blowing on it.
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