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September 29, 2023

Word of the Day: Coax

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Word of the Day
: September 29, 2023

\KOHKS\ verb

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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